A diver-operated electric suction sampler for sympagic (= under-ice) invertebrates

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Lønne, Ole Jørgen (1988)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Polar Research (issn: 1751-8369, eissn: 1751-8369)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/polar.v6i1.6854

The construction and operation of a diver-operated suction sampler for sympagic fauna are described. An interchangeable sampling cylinder with a 0.5 mm sieve connected to a battery driven turbine pump makes it possible to‘vacuum’predetermined areas of the ice under-surface, even if the surface is rugged and perforated by brine channels. Several samples can be obtained during one dive by using different sampling cylinders.
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