Shimada 2012 Pyrosoma, Carinaria, and salps

Shimada 2012 Pyrosoma, Carinaria, and salps

The pink tubes in the upper left are pyrosomes, a close relative of salps that have also increased in abundance. To the right of the pyrosomes is a transparent sea snail that preys on salps–these sea snails were unusually large this year. The rest of the tray is full of Salpa fusiformis, the “brown-eyed salp.” Photo by Matthew Birk.

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