‘SLABBER’: a useful device for subsampling box cores

Authors

  • BRADFORD L. BENGGIO,

    1. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149, U.S.A.
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  • TERRY A. NELSEN

    1. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149, U.S.A.
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Abstract

ABSTRACT

The ‘SLABBER’, a plexiglass device designed for subsampling box cores, was used at sea with excellent results. The SLABBER allowed visual inspection of any existing sedimentary features, and also provided storage, when necessary for subsamples. When the features were present, X-radiography of the SLABBER subsamples clearly showed sediment layering, evidence of bioturbation and orientation of shell material, all with apparent minimal disturbance of these structures.

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