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'PlankZooka' larval sampler may revolutionize deep-ocean research

July 17, 2015

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Scientists have conducted the first, high-volume collection of deep-ocean plankton, including animal larvae, using a robotic sampling device mounted on an autonomous underwater vehicle. The new device allows researchers to sample precise areas at depth for long periods of time, while gently filtering enough volume to collect rare organisms without damaging them.Full Story

Duke University

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