animus-inviolabilis

Siphonophores.

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Look, but don’t touch! These delicate-looking jelly relatives are siphonophores Forskalia edwardsi and Nanomia bijuga, related to the notorious Portuguese man-of-war. Each comprises a floating colony, with specialized individuals to sting, eat, or just swim. 

Get a closer look at these unusual drifters and more in the Open Sea