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By-the-Wind Sailor Velella velella

Velella on sea surface
Similar to the Portuguese Man-of-War, this tiny cousin consists of many hydroids suspended from a sail-like comb. At the mercy of wind and currents, their ultimate destination is often a beach or entanglement in drift kelp. Others wind up as food...
Sunfish eating Velella

Ocean sunfish predating upon Velella velella at sea surface


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