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A fisherman from New Zealand was left baffled when he caught this see-through shrimp-like creature swimming near the surface of the ocean. Deborah Cracknell, research lead from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth,believes the creature is a Salpa maggiore(Salpa maxima). The salp is barrel-shaped and moves by contracting, pumping water through its gelatinous body.  It strains the water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton from the upper sunlit layer of the…

A fisherman from New Zealand was left baffled when he caught this see-through shrimp-like creature swimming near the surface of the ocean. Deborah Cracknell, research lead from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth,believes the creature is a Salpa maggiore(Salpa maxima). The salp is barrel-shaped and moves by contracting, pumping water through its gelatinous body. It strains the water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton from the upper sunlit layer of the…

Phyllodesmium poindimiei is a species of sea slug, an aolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Facelinidae

Phyllodesmium poindimiei is a species of sea slug, an aolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Facelinidae

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