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Salp chain
Image ID: 29750
Common Name: Salp chain
Scientific Name: Pegia
Location: Pacific
Description: A salp chain streches into the blue of the Pacific. Plankton-feeding salps are capable of rapid population explosions when plankton is abundant. Salps are ecologically significant, being important food sources for fish, marine mammals and seabirds, as well as other invertebrates.
Keywords: Oceanic salp, Pegia, salp chain, epipelagic, Chordata, Urochordata, Thaliacea, Salpida, Salpidae, transpatent, blue, jelly, chain, plankton,
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