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Ocean Science Journalism Fellow Jane Qiu helps oceanographer emeritus and biologist George Hampson deploy a Van Veen Grab Sampler off the fantail of R/V Tioga during a day cruise in September 2009. This sediment sampler has a clam shell-type scoop setup and can extract samples up to 20 centimeters deep. Once the samples are recovered, they are taken to the onboard laboratory for further analysis.


(Photo by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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