Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jelly Bellies

On the Gulf coast at St. Joseph's Peninsula, we saw these jellyfish.

On the beach at Washington Oaks on the Atlantic, we found these Portuguese Man-o' Wars.

I have just learned that while these blue guys look like jellyfish, they are actually siphonophores which are colonies of very small organisms that are not capable of living on their own. However, they sting like a jellyfish.

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