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early plankton net
Large zooplankton net from 1965
Large plankton net goes over the ship's side
MOCNESS coming aboard
MOCNESS rectangular frame
Real-time data from the MOCNESS
Retrieving the sample jar
early plankton net
Early plankton samplers were set out one at a time. Here Dean Bumpus launches a small Clarke-Bumpus sampler from the Atlantis, during a 1941 research trip to the Georges Banks off Massachusetts. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)