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of Marine Life, Census of Coral Reefs Expedition to
French Frigate Shoals (October 2006)
Scientist: Russell Brainard, Gustav Paulay
Target Habitats: Lagoonal sand
Target Organisms: Macrofauna, Infauna
The Scoop is designed to target macrofauna, infaunal
and epifaunal organisms in deeper, flat sand areas,
100 meters in depth. The "scoop" would be towed
up to 500-1000 m2, 1-2 times per day, time permitting.
The scoop will be supported by the ship using 180-200 fathoms
cable attached to a winch or pot hauler. It will pick up
sand, rubble, and animals. It has a small mouth less than
100cm in width and 50cm in height, with a bag hanging back
a few feet.
image by Jody Martin, LA County Natural History Museum
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