The pond net is a common piece of equipment used by a biologist to collect animals from water bodies such as ponds, rivers and streams.
The pond net consists of a heavy duty mesh bag stretched around a robust frame (often made of metal). The frame and bag need to be strong since water-logged weed or mud brought up in the net can be very heavy. The handle of the net is usually strong and commonly made of wood. The handle often has a screw thread at the end so that additional handle lengths can be added to give the net extra reach.
A photograph of a pond net illustrating the robust bag, frame and handle.
Other names for (or types of) Pond net include:
- Pond dipping net
- Water net
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