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|date of photo Jul 1982
location Outer Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)family Salpidaeorder Salpidaclass Thaliaceahabitat Oceanicnotes This is the cloned, sexual phase of a pelagic tunicate. The individuals, each a sequential hermaphrodite, lie in a double chain oriented back to back. Eventually the chain will break apart and each individual will sexually produce an asexual solitary salp. Inconceivably large numbers of aggregate salps can cover hundreds of square miles of ocean.camera Nikonosphoto category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other
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