Instrument: Isaacs-Kidd Midwater Trawl

Instrument Short Name: IKMT
Instrument Description:

A trawl with a pentagonal mouth opening and a dihedral depressor vane as part of the mouth opening. IKMTs come in various dimensions (refer to individual dataset documentation).

The original IKMTs were 10 foot (304 cm) and 15 foot (457 cm) at the mouth. The 10 foot IKMT net was 31 feet (9.45 m) in length (Wiebe and Benfield 2003).

PI supplied instrument name: Isaacs-Kid Midwater Trawl
Dataset-specific description

Rectangle framed net (1.75 m x 1.44 m) with 500 um mesh and a non-filtering cod end. Used to collected zooplankton during the Ross Sea cruise.