WP2 plankton net

It consists of a single, double or triple hoop, allowing one, two or three samples to be obtained in each tow.
It is designed for vertical tows.

WP2 plankton net

Plankton net

The top and cod end of the plankton nets are made of sturdy canvas. The cylindrical-conical body of the net is made of Nytal mesh. The cod end is designed to fit our CP3 plankton collectors.


Cylindrical weight

A cylindrical stainless steel weight is needed to sink the net correctl. Includes anchor point for stainless steel cable. Available in different sizes.
Learn more about cylindrical weight >


Closure system

To sample a particular interval of the water column (only WP2 simple), it is possible to add choke rings to the net together with a  messenger closure system on the main line.



It can comprise a single hoop (WP2 simple), 2 hoops (WP2 double), or 3 hoops (WP2 triple), and is made of AISI 316 stainless steel. Each hoop has a filter area of 0.25 m² (57cm Ø) and includes a clamp for securing the net. The exterior of the structure allows attachment of the main line and a cylindrical stainless steel weigh.

WP2 plankton net structure

WP2 plankton net tech specs

  • Net structure composed of 1, 2 or 3 hoops of 57cmØ; each ring includes a clamp for securing the net. The exterior of the structure allows attachment of the main line and a weight.
  • Includes cable and anti-twist shackle for connection to the main line.
  • Includes rod for attaching a flow meter.
  • WP2 cylindrical-conical plankton net, calculated for optimal filtration efficiency, with reinforced cod end, and adapted for use with our CP3-110 collectors.
  • Net structure made of AISI 316 stainless steel.
  • Plankton net made of Nytal and polypropylene canvas.
  • WP2 simple (1 hoop of 57cmØ).
  • WP2 doble (2 hoops of 57cmØ).
  • WP2 triple (3 hoops of 57cmØ).

Sizes and micron ratings for WP2 plankton net

Designed for optimal filtration efficiency.

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The most common micron rating for WP2 plankton nets is 200µm, although we also have nets with other micron ratings available.

The WP2 plankton nets shown in this page have been calculated for optimal filtration efficiency in retrieval ascents at a maximum speed of 45 m/min (Zooplankton Sampling, UNESCO, Monographs on oceanographic methodology Vol.2, 1968).

All of our structures, plankton nets and accessories are sold separately.

We have a wide variety of hand-held plankton nets designed for optimal filtration efficiency. Custom-built nets are also available upon request.

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