A salp colony underwater – photo by Lars Plougmann
Trawl net covered in salps – photo by Matthew Birk
The pink tubes in the upper left are pyrosomes, a close relative of salps that have also increased in abundance. To the right of the pyrosomes is a transparent sea snail that preys on salps–these sea snails were unusually large this year. The rest of the tray is full of Salpa fusiformis, the “brown-eyed salp.” Photo by Matthew Birk.