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Colonial Animals - 7/14/15

Jul 14, 2015


Cascading tendrils of blue-green tentacles and a translucent, neon bell give the Portuguese man-of-war its otherworldly appearance.

The man-of-war may resemble a jelly and even appear to be a single organism, but don’t be fooled: It’s actually a siphonophore, a colony of four separate, yet genetically identical, animals.