Chan T.Y., Richer de forges B. & Barazer J.F. 2017. Ship-based collection of large crustaceans. Journal of Crustacean Biology 37(4): 481-489. DOI:10.1093/jcbiol/rux032 Abstract[+][-]
The French MUSORSTOM expeditions (now Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos), have successfully collected since 1976 rich samples of large, benthic crustaceans using oceanographic vessels to depths of about 5,000 m. The ship-based collecting techniques and gear used by these expeditions are described. These include the use of echosounders, dredging, trawling, and trapping. Also discussed are techniques for onboard specimen sorting and photography.