Pratje under-way bottom sampler, 1950


Pratje under-way bottom sampler, 1950

In some parts of the sea the sediment faces change over very short distances. If the time taken to recover a sample can be reduced it becomes possible to carry out detailed surveys of superficial bottom deposits. This apparatus was developed for such a purpose by Otto Pratje for the German Hydrographic Institute. The corner penetrates the sediments under its own weight and is used with the ship under way.


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corers and deep-sea corers, deep-sea sounding and bottom sampling corers and deep-sea sounding and bottom sampling
Institute of Oceanographic Sciences

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