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Subject: APK00079y6

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    #Rocket-ship_sipho I guess

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    I think there might be a #crustacean in front of it.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I think the opaque thing is just a 'tail', but I may be wrong

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    Wondered about a shrimp in front of it (or in it), but I do think it's the start of the tail. Look at this for comparison: Image APK0008goh

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    That is definitely a #phronima inside a salp barrel (well as "definitely" as we can get on images alone).

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    It is really cool to have one so crisp

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Oh, wow!! Thanks for the ID 😃

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  • motmot2x by motmot2x

    But salp barrel doesn't show as a choice for the Mediterranean. Does it go by a different name?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    No please.Some species weren't expected in the MED so they didn't include them in the offer.Some other guys are missing in the CAL from the

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    same reason however you can spot them there from time to time (like Pteropods,larval Fish,single Radiolarians).You can tag them in comments!

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    Plus, species in the plankton number in the thousands, higher-level taxonomic groups (like copepods, pteropods) still number in the dozens

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    So we only described the most common (and easily recognizable) in the field guide. #phronima are pretty rare.

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    I am actually quite surprised to have one (possibly two by now!) in those pictures

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    They may have a nest somewhere close 😃 .. And what about this one? APK00067vj

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  • JoyKidd by JoyKidd moderator

    I always feel better when I can't identify something and it is because it's nothing I've ever heard of.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Did anyone say Phronima?? http://www.archive.org/download/hardwickesscienc05cook/page/n84_w998 😄 #Sciencegossip

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  • mkmcguir by mkmcguir

    I had one too!

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