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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
MOCNESS coming aboard
The MOCNESS uses up to 20 nets on a single tow, and lets scientists open and close the nets at desired depths or water conditions. Here, the multiple net-ends are visible in the water as Debbie Steininberg hauls the MOCNESS aboard. (courtesy Ken Buesseler, WHOI)