Instrument: Ring Net

Instrument Short Name: Ring Net
Instrument Description:

A Ring Net is a generic plankton net, made by attaching a net of any mesh size to a metal ring of any diameter. There are 1 meter, .75 meter, .25 meter and .5 meter nets that are used regularly. The most common zooplankton ring net is 1 meter in diameter and of mesh size .333mm, also known as a 'meter net' (see Meter Net).

PI supplied instrument name: Ring Net
Dataset-specific description

Mesozooplankton sampling was conducted using a standard 1-m2 ring net with 202-um Nitex mesh, towed obliquely for 20 minutes at a ship speed of 1-2 kts.