For free-flushing and in-series deployments, this vertical bottle collects water samples at any depth.
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Is there a possibility that the messenger will get lost during sampling?
The messenger is a brass weight with a hole through it that is threaded onto the cord (much like a large metal bead). When you are ready to take the sample, let the messenger slide down the line where it will trigger the release mechanism to close the sampler bottle. As it remains on the line once deployed (it will rest on top of the release mechanism until retrieved) it will not get lost during sampling. Care should be taken not to lose the messenger prior to sampling (don't remove it from the line while setting up or storing).
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