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scienceguy:

Here is an image of the Velella velella, commonly called the By-the-Wind-Sailor. It is a colonial organism (you are looking at a group of individuals). It is a cnidarian (like jellies and anemones). It has no means of movement and is at the mercy of the winds (the stiff sail catches the breezes) and currents. They have stinging tentacles like other jellies.

scienceguy:

Here is an image of the Velella velella, commonly called the By-the-Wind-Sailor. It is a colonial organism (you are looking at a group of individuals). It is a cnidarian (like jellies and anemones). It has no means of movement and is at the mercy of the winds (the stiff sail catches the breezes) and currents. They have stinging tentacles like other jellies.

(via theoceanrolls)




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