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A basket for washing benthological samples

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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DOI: 10.1577/1548-8659(1971)100<590:ABFWBS>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

Since benthological samples collected with dredges are usually too large to be preserved in toto, a washing method must be employed to reduce the sample volume without losing or damaging the organisms. Traditionally, the sample is washed in a sieve until the volume is small enough for convenient handling or preservation. Most washing procedures are time-consuming and laborious. To save time in washing samples, a washing 'basket' was designed which accomadates a Ponar dredge. The only additional equipment needed to employ the washing basket effectively is a pump that delivers about 8 gallons of water per minute.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A basket for washing benthological samples
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI:
10.1577/1548-8659(1971)100<590:ABFWBS>2.0.CO;2
Volume
100
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 590-591
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
590
Last page:
591
Number of Pages:
1