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Salps

Salps are free-swimming tunicates.


Cyclosalpa Affins

Cyclosalpa affinis

   
(1-4: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Cyclosalpa Bakeri

Cyclosalpa bakeri

(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Doliod

Dolioletta gegenbauri

(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Pelagic Tunicate

Thetys vagina

    
(1-2,5: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 3-4: Lovers Point, Monterey)

These range in size from less than an inch to longer than my hand.  They can occur in strings or by themselves.


Pyrosome

Pyrosoma atlanticum

     
(1: Monastery Beach, Carmel-By-The-Sea / 2-6: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)