Colonies of polyps transported by prevailing winds, velella drift at the surface of warm seas.
Plankton Chronicles Project by Christian Sardet, CNRS / Noe Sardet and Sharif Mirshak, Parafilms
See Plankton Chronicles interactive site: planktonchronicles.org
[taxonomy:binomial=Velella velella]
[taxonomy:kingdom=Animalia]
[taxonomy:phylum=Cnidaria]
[taxonomy:class=Hydrozoa]
[taxonomy:order=Anthoathecata]
[taxonomy:family=Porpitidae]
[taxonomy:genus=Velella]

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