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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Regina Campbell-Malone

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Projects
» About the Antarctic Expedition

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  • Week 1


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  • Week 2


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  • Week 3


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  • Week 4


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  • Week 5


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  • Week 6


» Learn More: Salps!

» Learn More: Weddell Seals!

» Learn More: Penguins!

» Learn More: Drake!

» Learn More: Gould!

» Learn More: CTD

» Learn More: Plankton Nets!

» Thank you!


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Salp in Hand. (departments.oxy.edu/tops/
marinebio/organisms/PH44-45salp.htm)


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This is a close up image of a salp. (Dick Williams (http://www.visitandlearn.co.uk/
deployment02-03/ocean3.asp)


Studying Salps

Salps are a type of zooplankton. They are tiny chordates found in warm surface waters and they look like tiny barrels filled with jell-o! At one point in their lifecycle they live as individuals. Later, they reproduce asexually by budding and creating a chain of up to 100 individuals. They are so fragile that the nets which we use to capture other organisms would squish them so the divers collected them by hand! Check out more pictures and info at:

http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=1695


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