Plankton Nets are a modification on the standard trawl used to collect planktonic organisms, of nearly any size, intact. Towed by a research vessel, Plankton Nets have a long funnel shape that allows them to catch differently sized plankton simply by changing the mesh size of the net. At the end of the funnel is a collection cylinder called a cod-end.
|This amphipod trap is specially designed to
collect intact specimens of zooplankton and small crustaceans such
as amphipods. (Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life - CeDAMar)|
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