Have You Seen SAMS Acoustic Detectors?
SAMS – The Scottish Association for Marine Science – has just put out this request. Please pass it on.
We have just completed fieldwork that involved deployment of a large array of moorings with acoustic detectors in and around Bloody Bay in the northwestern Sound of Mull (roughly in the area between Tobermory, Loch Sunart, Kilchoan and Ardmore Point – (see below map).
Last week we went out to recover the moorings and found that two had disappeared.
It consists of a clump of weight (~20 kg chain + anchor), to which are attached a Sonardyne LRT acoustic release unit, a short (<10m) line (standard green 12mm nonsinking rope) with two solid, orange trawl floats at the top.
The line also has attached to it a single C-POD acoustic detector (labelled #1654).
The missing component consists of a ~35m-long line (standard green 12mm nonsinking rope) with a large white float + small solid orange trawl float at one end.
Near the other end, the line has attached to it another C-POD (labelled #1714) as well as a Soundtrap acoustic detector.
Any help in tracing them would be greatly appreciated.