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Core Samplers

Wildco | Core Samplers
Core Samplers
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A core, in marine research, is a cylindrical section taken from sediments underlying a water body. Core samplers range from the simple to the complex. The variety of corer types reflect the breadth and variety of marine research. The simplest corers are hand-operated for use in shallow waters to collect sediment cores containing fauna. For biological studies, a core 20-25 cm (8-10”) in length is usually sufficient. The most complex corers are used in oceanographic research. These are generally large and require winches, power sources and other gear.

Wildco® core sampling equipment ranges from light, hand-operated corers used in shallow water to gravity corers relying on weight such as the K-B™ corer. interchangeable parts serve as “building blocks” to construct equipment for your particular project. For example, the heads can attach to more than one type of core tube.
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Core Type Hand Corer Ogeechee™ K-B™ Corer Ballchek™ Flag Sampler
Where used Shallow salt/fresh water (to 15’) or deeper water with hand line. Usually used with handle. Fast sampling with handle For firm or sandy bottoms in salt/fresh, swift waters (to 15’) or deepeer water with cable. Where gravity alone insufficient Best corer as the heaviest. Good for deep lakes (100’+) where bottom interface important. “Medium” can be used in salt water. Shallow or deep ocean water (10’ - 600’) where bottom interface not important. More stable than K-B™ Soft sediments (silt, clay, sand, loamy, woody, decayed matter, peat), shallow water, below groundwater.
Accessories needed Core catcher, liner tube, liner, nose-picce, core sample removal tool, extension handle Nosepiece, liner, core catcher, cable, winch/mount, handle, slide (or drive) hammer Nosepiece, liner, core catchers, cable, messanger, winch/mount, can add fin Core tube, nosepiece, liner tube, core catcher, cable,winch/mount Extension handle. Needs no liners. Cannot be used on line
Comments Maintains core layering. “Quick and dirty”, quantitative. 19-41 lb Use in deep water. Can drive by hand. Can pull in/out with slide hammer. Fast sampling with handle. 28-46 lb Undisturbed samples of bottom interface. Free-drop to 30’. Messenger activated valve. 2 sizes:medium/heavy. 35 lb/56 lb Automatic valve provides good seal. Primarily oceanographie use. 34 lb Cutting edge twists into sediments. Uncompressed, undisturbed, full length samples. Chambered. 21 lb

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