Construction and Operation of a Two-place Diver's Sled

Workman, Ian K. and Watson, John W. (1991) Construction and Operation of a Two-place Diver's Sled. Marine Fisheries Review, 53(2), pp. 16-24.

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Fisheries gear researchers have employed scuba diver-operated sleds to evaluate towed fishing systems since the early 1950's. One of the earliest sled designs was a converted Stokes litter in which two divers sat tandem with the forward diver operating the diving controls (Sand, 1956). The litter was relatively easy to maneuver and provided a comfortable platform for observing operational fishing gear. However, the use of underwater photographic equipment to document gear performance was difficult due to the limited mobility of the observer-cameraman.

Item Type: Article
Title: Construction and Operation of a Two-place Diver's Sled
Personal Creator/Author:
Workman, Ian K.
Watson, John W.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 53
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 16-24
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9922
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:53
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:53

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