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NOAA Photo Library Image - ship4334

Figure 40. Aime's mechanism devised by Georges Aime in 1841 for triggering the release of water sampling bottles. Although the records of Aime's tests of this mechanism are not available, it seems that by using this mechanism that he was the first to take a series of water samples from bottles strung on the same cable at a number of different levels within the water column.

Image ID: ship4334, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photographer: Y. Berard
Credit: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Category: Oceanography/

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