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Salp

Description:

It was pulsing as we observed it, and wanted to jet around. They get around by pumping water through its body and shooting it out. We only found a couple of these in the sample, but there may have been more as they were mostly clear. The pinkish structure at the center of the body had a line going through it.

Habitat:

A marine biologist on board skimmed some plankton using really fine mesh nets. The sample was skimmed in Izhut Bay just off Afognak Island in somewhat deep water (Deeper than 200 feet). This deeper sample was taken with a net with slightly larger mesh so we would get less phytoplankton and more zooplankton.

Notes:

We were looking at this under the lower-powered microscope, which didn't have the screen that the high-powered one did that my previous spottings had. However, I found I was able to photograph it with my camera.


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Machi
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Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 58.22, Long: -152.25

Spotted on Sep 19, 2019
Submitted on Nov 1, 2019

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