Sailors Ahoy

A few of these little fellas were washed up on the beach by Udrigle house today. They are Valella’s or more commonly known as ‘by the wind sailors’. They are free floating tiny jellyfish type organisms, they float on the surface of the ocean collecting plankton by dangling their tentacles into the water. They get around by their small rigid sail which projects into the air & catches the wind.

Nature is full amazing things.

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The photos below are courtesy of Jellywatch.org

 

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