salp ( gelatinous planktonic tunicate ) photographed at night in surface waters of deep ocean off Kailua Kona, Hawaii, USA ( Central Pacific Ocean )
in surface waters of deep open ocean at night, Kona, Hawaii, USA ( Central Pacific Ocean )
Clear firm jell creatures with a small nucleus. Many thousands of these were washed up at the mouth of Lake Ferry and deposited on the sand. Nearby gulls seemed uninterested in them. They were all un-moving.
Approximately 25-30mm long.
I have no idea what this is
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.