Posted by Linda Blanchard on April 23, 2012 at 21:11:20:|
In Reply to: Re: Divin' the deep blue off of Dana Point posted by Merry on April 23, 2012 at 15:40:17:
I know the one at 1:10 is Oikopleura sp. which is a type of larvacian or appendicularian. they make the mucus house for feeding and protection and contribute to all the marine snow that cuts our visibility. They cast of 5 - 10 houses a day. the animal is kind of tadpole like shape and can be hard to see at some angles.
No idea on the first one, looks like a mucus house but the blue shape is not a larvacian.
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