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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0353

A benthic sled which is used to sample the ocean bottom for various types of fish and invertebrates. Lowered to the ocean floor on a wire, the sled slides along the bottom on its side runners. Organisms and materials that are collected are swept into the net and brought back to the surface.

Image ID: expl0353, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: South Atlantic Bight, Southeast United States
Photographer: Bruce Moravchik, NOAA
Credit: Islands in the Stream Expedition 2002. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Category: Ocean exploration/

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