Seafloor Samples Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution

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Available Sampling Systems - O.I. Mark III Box Core
This traditional ‘spade’ closure type box corer can capture an undisturbed block of surface sediment that measures 50cm X 50cm X 75cm. Once recovered onboard, the stainless steel box containing the sediment is removed from the instrument framework and taken to a station where it can be carefully subsampled.

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Above, recovery of a Mark III Box Corer in the Black Sea.

Well preserved microlaminations are compared in subs from two different Black Sea coring stations. (right)
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