|New type of hand-held corer for meiofaunal sampling and vertical profile investigation: a comparative study|Tita, G.S.; Desrosiers, G.; Vincx, M. (2000). New type of hand-held corer for meiofaunal sampling and vertical profile investigation: a comparative study. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 80(1): 171-172. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315499001691
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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- Tita, G.S.
- Desrosiers, G.
- Vincx, M., more
A new hand-held corer for meiofaunal sampling and vertical profile investigation was developed. Its design and use prevents problems connected with core compression caused by the use of a plunger for core extrusion as generally applied in common coring techniques. This represents an advantage when meiofauna vertical profiles are investigated. A comparison between vertical profiles obtained from the newly developed corer and from commonly used corers shows that non-extrusive techniques significantly reduce sediment core compression.