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Jellyfish (Salps)


(From the Jellies Zone) Salps: Body with incomplete circular bands of muscles (various numbers depending on the species), and an anterior and a posterior opening. Muscular pulsing of body wall pumps water through an internal mucous net that gathers tiny planktonic food. Locomotion by jet propulsion. May occur as single individuals or chains of asexually produced individuals (alternate sexual and asexual generations).


Washed up along the ocean shore.

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1 Comment

Machi 2 years ago

These are anemones, not salps :)

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Homer, Alaska, USA

Lat: 59.64, Long: -151.54

Spotted on May 22, 2017
Submitted on May 25, 2017

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