Siphonophores  are colonial cnidarians, a group of animals that includes the corals, hydroids, and true jellyfish. This species, Apolemia rubriversa was described by Seibert et al. (2013) using specimens collected by MBARI’s ROV Doc Ricketts. Pictured is the nectosome, which contains the swimming bells.  You can learn more about siphonophores at http://www.siphonophores.org/ a page managed by Brown University professor Casey Dunn, collaborator of MBARI’s Steve Haddock.
(via: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

Siphonophores are colonial cnidarians, a group of animals that includes the corals, hydroids, and true jellyfish. This species, Apolemia rubriversa was described by Seibert et al. (2013) using specimens collected by MBARI’s ROV Doc Ricketts. Pictured is the nectosome, which contains the swimming bells.

You can learn more about siphonophores at http://www.siphonophores.org/ a page managed by Brown University professor Casey Dunn, collaborator of MBARI’s Steve Haddock.

(via: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

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