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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.


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

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