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Pegea confoederata

A spiral colony of salps, our very distant relatives in the ocean and the world's most efficient filter feeders. Simply by swimming in the water column, they pump huge volumes of water through them - tens or hundreds of liters a day. All organics suspended in the water, down to the smallest particles, are trapped in a special filter inside the body, from where the edible stuff is sent to the stomach and the latter is packed into special pellets, thrown out, and drowned. In this way, salps take part in the carbon cycle and fix a huge number of other minerals in a solid state, forming entire underwater landscapes and layers of the seabed. Salps will be our major partners in the fight against global warming.

Creator

Alexander Semenov

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Marine biologist | Underwater photographer and DOP | National Geographic Explorer 2022 | Head of Aquatilis Expedition | Head of the Scientific Diving Department at the White Sea Biological Station

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Sea of Okhotsk

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

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