From: Quarterdeck Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 1997

Sediment Trap

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1. A float at the top and an anchor at the bottom hold taut a line supporting the sediment traps.

2. Traps at different depths collect particles sinking rapidly through the water. The sinking particles are difficult to collect in water bottles. Baffles at the top of the trap keep out large organisms. We retrieve the trap after a specified period of time and analyze the particles that accumulated in it.

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