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    • Thaliacea
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    • Thaliaceans
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    • Doliolos, pirosomas y salpas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2016 06:55 AM MST

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

May 15, 2016 12:40 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kestrel

Date

May 11, 2016 11:50 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

doliolids Order Doliolida

Observer

faerthen

Date

May 10, 2016 03:04 PM PDT

Description

Purple slime on Duran beach. See "The Natural History of Bodega Head" blog, http://bodegahead.blogspot.com/2016/05/purple-pools-and-purple-waves.html?m=1

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

conner_c

Date

May 8, 2016 12:15 PM PDT

Description

Floating around 9m deep off of San Carlos Beach Park, Monterey, CA

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

jaroslav

Date

February 13, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 11, 2016 08:39 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

milisenj

Date

May 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

milisenj

Date

October 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

milisenj

Date

December 9, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

paul_norwood

Date

March 27, 2016

Place

Sitka (Google, OSM)

Description

Found two colonies in shallow water. Roughly apricot-sized. The colonies are cylindrical but almost look like plicate, or built from sausage-shaped elements around a superior dimple. Also, it looks like the tentacles are in a veil, like the Ctenophoran order Lobata.

This is the first time I see this genus, and my ID may be wrong.

This is also posted on jellywatch.org, at: http://jellywatch.org/node/6278

Rather low-quality videos at: https://youtu.be/Y00avIFSt1c and https://youtu.be/U5ePnPquD08

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 9, 2016 04:42 PM NZDT

Description

Lots in the surf on this day, mostly broken up into individuals but here is a string of them near a jellyfish.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Thaliacea comprise a class of marine animals within the subphylum Tunicata. Unlike their benthic relatives the ascidians, thaliaceans are free-floating (pelagic) for their entire lifespan. The group includes species with complex life cycles with both solitary and colonial forms.

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