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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
Real-time data from the MOCNESS
A shipboard computer monitors readouts from instruments on the MOCNESS frame. Scientists use the data to decide when to open or close nets. This monitor is on the R/V Kilo Moana off Hawaii, 2004. (courtesy Ken Buesseler)