baldadonis2002

Salps!!!

Rate this topic

13 posts in this topic

Posted (edited) · Report post

Took the fam out this past weekend to the ole` beach ( felt funny not carrying a rod ).

 

Water was loaded with what I came to find out were called  "salps" .... not sure any of you have ever heard or seen, or more importantly felt what it was like to swim with them.

 

Felt like I was swimming in orbeez .... it was glorious

 

 

Salps.jpg

 

sssss.jpg

Edited by baldadonis2002

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We see them offshore quite often.

 

Fascinating animals.

 

When we see them, they're usually in their "chain" form, when multiple animals link together to form a single long, gelatinous body.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Chrishockey said:

wow I never heard of this before. Are they like sand fleas?

If you have kids.. you'll know what I mean by they look like orbeez.

 

Basically tiny translucent firm jellybean blobs and the water was loaded with them bouncing off your body, your face, getting lodged in your ear.

 

It was heaven and hell combined.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Threw some chunks last night on a SS shore beach, one of my lines got completely covered and ended in a brutal tangle, spent 30 min trying to get them off before cutting half my spool out...not fun. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aha! I knew I’d find the answer here.
We were swimming with them all day, thought they were an egg sac of some sort. Thanks for explaining. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So that’s what the spearing cast netters were covering the docks with. ****ing slipped and nearly blew my **** out on one of them, man was I irate. Ever since quarantine started these people multiplied like crazy. Can’t go to any pier without seeing dried spearing, weeds, and this jelly **** all over the floor. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.