< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2011 | 07
Salps: An Important Part of the Ocean Ecosystem
- "The salp (which recently made an appearance on the Jersey Shore), is a smallish, barrel-shaped organism that resembles a kind of streamlined jellyfish, gets everything it needs from the ocean waters to feed and propel itself. And, scientists believe its waste material may actually help remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the upper ocean and the atmosphere." - excerpt from this Science Daily article.
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