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ASTM D4344

84th Edition, 1988

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Standard Practice for Collecting Benthic-Macroinvertebrates with Smith-McIntyre Grab Sampler

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 1998

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Superseded By: ASTM E1391

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 84th Edition, 1988
  • Published Date: January 1998
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ASTM E1391
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 2
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

1. Scope

1.1 This practice covers the procedures for obtaining qualitative or quantitative samples of macroinvertebrates inhabiting sand, gravel, mud, clay, and similar substrates.

1.2 This device is used for collecting bottom samples from estuarine and marine bodies of water and large rivers.

1.3 This device is useful under adverse weather conditions.

1.4 For advantages and limitations of grab sampling devices, see Guide D 4387.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazards, see Section 5.