Scientific work aboard the CCGS Amundsen
Working group categories for sampling and research interests: Zooplankton, vertical fluxes & pelago-benthic coupling
Most of the time, critters above 150 µm in size are animals (either herbivores of carnivores); they are what we call Zooplankton. In the ocean most of them are copepods. To catch them scientists deploy nets of various mesh sizes either vertically or horizontally.