Here’s a sweet little siphonophore bobbing around in the deep sea!
Siphonophores are members of the phylum Cnidaria, like jellyfish, sea anemones and corals.
They’re colonial animals. What you see here is not one, single individual, but an entire army of sea anemones and jellyfish all stuck together.
The sea anemones (or polyps) are at the bottom and use their stinging tentacles to catch food.
The jellyfish (or medusae) are at the top, where they pulse and beat away so that the whole gang can get around.
The Golden Horde is back! And this time they’re kinda cute.
…Video: Inner Space Centre