Salp or salpa

Salp or salpa

Salpa

Salpa

Not to be confused with jellyfish, salps are transparent, free-floating tunicates. Their gelatinous bodies swim by contracting and pumping water through internal feeding filters, feasting while they move. The most abundant concentrations of salps are in the Southern Ocean (near Antarctica).

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