Ekman Dredge Sampler

Manufacturer: AMS
Part Number: 445.11
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This is the grab to choose for soft, finely divided littoral bottoms that are free from vegetation, such as sticks and decayed leaves (or with short, erect vegetation only) as well as intermixtures of sand, stones and other coarse debris. The specialized function of this dredge is the taking of quantitative and qualitative samples of macroscopic bottom fauna to determine the productivity of soft bottoms, particularly those composed of finely divided muck, mud, ooze, submerged marl and fine peaty materials. Versatile and durable, it is suited for preliminary as well as more precise observation. It is not recommended for rocky or sandy bottoms or moderate macrophyte growth because small pebbles or macrophyte stems prevent proper jaw closure.

Key Features

  • Scoops overlap to reduce sample loss
  • Dependable release closing
  • 316 or 18-8 stainless steel construction
  • Lightweight yet stable due to wide base
  • Extra weights available
  • Center pivot for low bottom disturbance
  • Safe, reliable closing mechanism
  • All stainless steel construction
  • Extra weights fit standard and tall Ekmans
  • Extension handles replace messengers in shallow water
  • Kits include 45-B10 messenger, 62-C15 line and case.
  • Sampler and cases also available separately
  • Heavy duty springs on tall and large versions.
  • Wide base yields good stability despite its light weight