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Salp, Solitary Phase
|Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
ID: 0000 0000 0305 0401 (2005-03-15)
Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences
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|date of photo Jul 1982
location Outer Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)family Salpidaeorder Salpidaclass Thaliaceahabitat Oceanicnotes During the season of upwelling these pelagic tunicates, salps, may be swept into the outer bay filtering plankton as they swim. Tunicates, our cousins, are in the Phylum Chordata. This is the solitary phase; the ropelike chain is the cloned, sexual, aggregate phase that later will be extruded, often several hundred individuals.camera Nikon in Oceanic Housingphoto category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other
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