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

Plankton net with 1 m diameter, 333 um mesh, non-filtering cod end. Used to collected zooplankton during the Ross Sea cruise.