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50.8 x 34.8 cm ⏐ 20.0 x 13.7 in (300dpi)
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This Pyrosome, genus Pyrosoma, is a free-floating colony of tunicates. Many species are bioluminescent and can glow for extended periods of time. Most pyrosomes are less than a foot in length but several species grow to longer lengths - reaching 60 feet in one species. This specimen was photographed in the Florida Straits, July 2016 but is also common in the Gulf of Mexico.
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