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Small creature ID help

Discussion in 'New England' started by large_diver, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I will say heavy has its benefits...here's a pic from ten + + years ago. Before that even bigger. Always needed someone to hand the camera over the side. Often times I had a camera tender for those difficult reverse shots + ward off the baddies. :D
     

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  2. Jeff Godfrey

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    It is a Salp but I'm pretty sure that it is Thalia not Salpa (democratica is the species I believe). This salp is common in southern New England coastal waters during the summer and early fall. Was rare north of the Cape but with warmer ocean temps it may become more common. Salps have a strange life cycle with an aggregated sexually reproducing phase (that is what you see on the video) and an asexually reproducing solitary phase.
     

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