Figure 4.  Tucker trawl operations.

Figure 4. (Top Image) Bringing in the Tucker trawl, a large net used to sample mid-water depths. It can be triggered to open or close, thus giving a depth discrete sample. (Bottom Image) Tucker trawl catch of small red krill, long slender snipe eels, sergestid shrimp and lanternfish. Image courtesy of Ross et al, NOAA, HBOI.

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