Rinsing a net to concentrate the organisms captured in the light trap for identification.
Light Trap Mooring
Image courtesy of Brian Cousin, FAU Harbor Branch. Download larger version (jpg, 1.0 MB).

Cedric Guigand, University of Miami (center) and crewmembers of the Walton Smith deploy a light trap mooring over the stern of the vessel. A railway train wheel is used to anchor the buoyant steel buoy. One of the plankton net frames is on the deck to the left of the mooring.

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