• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Salp?????

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by boulderjohn, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    25,635
    17,071
    113
    While doing a decompression stop in South Florida today, I was, as usual surrounded by tiny salps. I saw something that I have never seen before. It was a couple inches long, and it looked like a transparent ribbon with its outer edge rimmed with white. I could only see the outer edge--I can't even be sure there was anything in the middle. It moved in a very exaggerated series of sine curves. From the side it looked like a series of connected S's. If it would stop with the sine waves and flatten out would look like a transparent bandaid.

    My dive buddy was quite sure it was another salp, but I don't know. Salps are primitive vertebrates, and I didn't see anything like that.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

    11,134
    13,454
    113
    Here's a video dumpsterDiver posted a few months ago. I think there's a thread on here somewhere. Did it look like that?

     
  3. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    25,635
    17,071
    113
    Yes
     
  4. mmadiver

    mmadiver Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: D.C.
    385
    273
    63
    Very cool
     
  5. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

    11,134
    13,454
    113
    Venus girdle
     

Share This Page