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tow net

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Definition of tow net in English:

noun

Biology
A dragnet that is towed behind a boat to collect specimens.
Example sentences
  • Using thermometers, pH kits, meter sticks and plankton tow nets, the group collects data from their site.
  • Net avoidance is a fancy way to say that krill are fast enough and wily enough to avoid the tow nets.
  • Marked fish were recaptured by beach seine and tow net along the beaches of southern Hood Canal.

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