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A Pyrosome is a free-floating tunicate that live in the upper layers of the open ocean and it can grow up to several meters in length. pyrosome | Tumblr

A Pyrosome is a free-floating tunicate that live in the upper layers of the open ocean and it can grow up to several meters in length. pyrosome | Tumblr

Radiant SalpsCredit: Kelly Sutherland and Larry Madin | WHOI The salp is a 5-inch (13-centimeter)-long , barrel-shaped organism that resembles a streamlined jellyfish. It lives in mid-ocean waters where it filters the seawater for food particles. Some species of salps are bioluminescent and exude flashes of light. Salps swim and eat in rhythmic pulses, each of which draws seawater in through an opening at the front end of the organism. A nanometer-scale mucus net captures the food particles…

Radiant SalpsCredit: Kelly Sutherland and Larry Madin | WHOI The salp is a 5-inch (13-centimeter)-long , barrel-shaped organism that resembles a streamlined jellyfish. It lives in mid-ocean waters where it filters the seawater for food particles. Some species of salps are bioluminescent and exude flashes of light. Salps swim and eat in rhythmic pulses, each of which draws seawater in through an opening at the front end of the organism. A nanometer-scale mucus net captures the food particles…

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