Inexpensive, easy-to-construct suction coring devices usable from small boats

Journal of Sedimentary Research
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Abstract

Collection of sediment cores in depths of 1-5 m is difficult with traditional sampling gear. Here we describe three suction coring devices constructed with readily available plumbing supplies and parts easily made from acrylic plastic and silicone sealant. The samplers have been used successfully in sediments ranging from coarse sands and shell hash to muds, highly organic deposits, and dense clays. Successful applications have ranged from contaminants analysis, toxicity testing, seagrass mapping, and assessment of sediment-microfloral interactions to sampling the infauna of surf-swept beaches.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Inexpensive, easy-to-construct suction coring devices usable from small boats
Series title Journal of Sedimentary Research
DOI 10.1306/D4268487-2B26-11D7-8648000102C1865D
Volume 66
Issue 5
Year Published 1996
Language English
Publisher Society for Sedimentary Geology
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 1031
Last page 1032
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