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Didemnum vexillum - Otanerau Bay, New Zealand, Images




February 25, 2005

Click here for video of Didemnum vexillum on salmon cages.

Video imagery AC_OTB_NZvideo2. Tunicate colonies of Didemnum vexillum encrusting salmon enclosure nets; Otanerau Bay, Arapawa Island in Queen Charlotte Sound of the Marlborough Sounds region, NZ (41 deg 10.23 min S lat, 174 deg 19.19 min E lon). Tunicate colonies exhibit very long tendrils characteristic of quiet water conditions. Video is from outside salmon enclosures; tunicate colonies and blue mussels are attached to netting and supporting frames. White small mesh netting (approximately 0.2 cm) is internal netting enclosing the fish; black polypropylene netting (approx. 10 cm mesh) is external anti-predator netting. February 25, 2006. Identified by A. Coutts (CI). Video credit A. Coutts (CI). Location no. 68. Click here download video.

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