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Possible Larvacean: 3500 microns long, captured in a near surface plankton net 60-80 ft of water 6 am wind northwest about 7mph in kayak about 3/4 - 1 mile from shore


island leeward coastal


A Guide to Marine Coastal Plankton and Marine Invertebrate Larvae by DeBoyd L. Smithand Kevin B Johnson 2nd edition pgs 23, 185, 189

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1 Comment

LauraMaria 8 years ago

I think this is very likely a larvacean, most probably of the genus Oikopleura (which would be pretty abundant where you found it). Very neat find, they are cool things!

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2013
Submitted on Apr 5, 2013

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