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Bongo Nets   

Description

The Bongo net system consists of two rings (600mm diameter each) connected via a central axle. The net rings are free to move and face into the current, independent from the towing wire. The net is towed at up to 3 knots with 335-micron mesh and 4 knots with 500-micron mesh. A mechanical flowmeter is fitted to one ring. Total sample volume is 0.565m^2.

Purpose

A very fine tubular mesh net that is to sample plankton.

Operations

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