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NOAA Photo Library Image - ship4092

Figure 26. Sigsbee gravity driven plankton trap. Devised by Lieutenant Charles D. Sigsbee of the USN on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BLAKE in 1880. It was meant to collect live specimens of plankton between precisely specified depths. It was first tested on the Blake between 9 and 45 meters in 1880.

Image ID: ship4092, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photographer: P. Roggero
Credit: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Category: Oceanography/Historical instruments/

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