Sail-by-the Wind Jelly
The Velella velella is a carnivorous hydroid polyp, feeding on small prey and fish that can  be caught only immediately below the surface of the water.  The Velella  is limited to surface food because it is not a very big animal and its  tentacles do not reach very far.  Its mouth is located in the middle of  the underside of its body and lacks tentacles… (read more: ADW)
(photo: Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, Univ. of Mich. Mus. of Zoology)

Sail-by-the Wind Jelly

The Velella velella is a carnivorous hydroid polyp, feeding on small prey and fish that can be caught only immediately below the surface of the water. The Velella is limited to surface food because it is not a very big animal and its tentacles do not reach very far. Its mouth is located in the middle of the underside of its body and lacks tentacles… (read more: ADW)

(photo: Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, Univ. of Mich. Mus. of Zoology)

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