Ekman dredge

noun
Ek·​man dredge | \¦ekmən-\

Definition of Ekman dredge 

: a dredge that has opposable jaws operated by a messenger traveling down a cable to release a spring catch and that is used in ecology for sampling the bottom of a body of water

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History and Etymology for Ekman dredge

probably after V.W. Ekman †1954 Swedish oceanographer

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