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MOCNESS Readied for Deployment


MOCNESS Readied for Deployment
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[20-Aug-18] The Multiple Opening/Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System (MOCNESS) is deployed off the bow of the R/V Roger Revelle during the EXPORTS cruise. This specialized net, which includes many different smaller nets that can be used at different depths while being towed behind a vessel, enables researchers to catch plankton throughout the water column. This particular net collects zooplankton and other creatures at nine different depths in the Twilight Zone.