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Salp

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noun - A salp (plural salps) or salpa is a barrel-shaped, planktonic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton.

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The Catalina Channel swimmers had to face salps throughout their relay swim.

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