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Salps Catch the Ocean's Tiniest Organisms

Salps Catch the Ocean’s Tiniest Organisms

Salps are sometimes called “the ocean’s vacuum cleaners.” The soft, barrel-shaped, transparent animals take in water at one end, filter out tiny plants and animals to eat with internal nets made of mucus, and squirt […]

Dye Sheds Light on Jet-Propelled Salps

The boat loaded, we push off from shore. We are headed out for a nighttime blue-water scuba dive in search of salps off the Pacific coast of Panama.

Salps are transparent, barrel-shaped organisms, ranging in size […]