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ID of Pelagic Invertebrate

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Postby scubarob97 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:57 pm

Hoping someone can help me identify a pelagic invertebrate I saw at Marine Room in San Diego on 7/11. At first when I saw it, thought it was a salp but closer observation I realized I had no clue and never seen it before. Used 6omm so didn't get entire photo of it. It was long and stringy and skinny.
Here is the link to the photo of it. Any toughts on ID? Thanks in advance and happy diving everyone :) ... known.html

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Postby Trace » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:36 pm

Looking at my book, I believe that is a siphonophore - Apolemia uvaria.
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Postby scottg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:38 am

I've seen that one a few times recently, it can get up to 50ft long or more.. I think Tracey has the id right, it's a siphonophore, same group as a portuguese man of war.

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