Salp facts for kids
|Salp or Salps|
|A chain of salps near the surface
in the Red Sea
Salps moves by contracting. This pumps water through their gelatinous bodies. It is one of the most efficient examples of jet propulsion in the animal kingdom.
The salp pumps water through its internal feeding filters and feeds on phytoplankton.
Although salps look similar to jellyfish with their simple body form and behaviour, in fact they are chordates. This means they are animals with a dorsal nerve cord. They are related to vertebrates, animals with backbones.
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