Photo Story: Chains of salps along Greek coastline

Salp chains found along the coastline of Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece. EPA-EFE/VASSILIS PSOMAS

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Salp chains, small transparent gelatinous blobs, cover the coastline of Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece

Salps look like swarms of baby jellyfish are groups of zooplankton. Salps serve as food for whales and other creatures. They are not harmful.

Chains of salps at the coastline of Corinth

Salps are common in equatorial, temperate, and cold seas, where they can be seen at the surface, singly or in long, stringy colonies.

Chains of salps at the coastline of Corinth

Via EPA-EFE/VASSILIS PSOMAS

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