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    • Thaliaceans
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    • Thaliacea

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 18, 2014 06:22 AM NZDT

Description

It was hard to take photos of these in the low dawn light. There were a super lot of them washed up, though!

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

tonyw

Date

January 6, 2014

Description

These are the invisible translucent things that brush against your fingers when you are swimming in the sea, but when you look, there's nothing there :-)

Normally I find them in ribbons all stuck together but they separate once caught and poured into a container.

They're transparent, tubular with an 'eye' at one end and jet through the water as one end of them pulsates open and closed.

Each about 1cm long.

Video clip slowed down by 50%.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

cyric

Date

August 30, 2013 12:40 AM EDT

Description

Salps in Potter Pond. Probably Thalia democratica.

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Salpa Genus Salpa

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 2, 2012 09:57 AM ADT

Description

Dive site Outer Limits, max depth 110 ft/33.5 m.

Seen on the descent. Chain with a triangular "head."

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

maractwin

Date

October 12, 2013 10:55 AM EDT

Description

Free floating, about 3-4 inches long.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

maractwin

Date

October 15, 2009 10:39 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

maractwin

Date

October 15, 2009 01:06 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 8, 2012 10:50 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

maractwin

Date

June 18, 2008 11:35 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

kamarg8

Date

January 5, 2013

Description

Clase: Thaliacea

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 5, 2012 09:03 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

davidr

Date

July 21, 2012

Description

observed 2 miles offshore at night, 35' below the surface in 1,700' of water

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Description from Wikipedia

The Thaliacea comprise a class of marine animals within the subphylum Tunicata. Unlike their bottom-dwelling relatives the ascidians, thaliaceans are free-floating for their entire lifespan. The group includes both solitary and colonial species.

No range data available.