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deploying bongo nets

Double duty

Because ship time is valuable, scientists at sea try to use every possible minute of a cruise, sometimes collecting samples for colleagues ashore during lulls in the shipboard activity. In December 2008 WHOI research assistant Melissa Patrician and biologist Cabell Davis launched a double "bongo net," to collect zooplankton in the Caribbean. They contributed half of each sample to the CMarZ (Census of Marine Zooplankton) project, an ongoing effort to create a record of global zooplankton biodiversity. The cruise was part of collaborative research with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
(Photo by Anthony Kirincich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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