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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2002

Paired bongo nets are lowered on a wire to a depth of 500 meters. Lead weight suspended between the nets will hold them vertical in the water. The nets are slowly pulled up through the water column. The mesh size is 150 microns (0.15 millimeter) so these nets catch tiny organisms. The mouth is 60 cm across so fast-swimming animals will normally escape.

Image ID: expl2002, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Philippine Islands, Celebes Sea
Photo Date: 2007 October
Credit: 2007: Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea.; NOAA OAR/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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