Don’t fear the siphonophore

Greg sent over this extra-snazzy siphophore video, complete with a shocked-faced people in the lower right hand corner. Siphonophores, though related to jellyfish, are not a single critter. They’re actually a colony of little zooids living together in gelatinous harmony, stinging for their supper. The dread Portuguese Man O’War is the most famous siphonophore, but there are lots more.

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One Response to Don’t fear the siphonophore

  1. Karen James says:

    “stinging for their supper” has my deepest, most eternal respect.

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