Portuguese Man O' War

A few of the Gas filled floats of dead Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia Physalis) , driven ashore in the recent Gales.
The float (contains a gas similar to air but with up to 8% Carbon Monoxide) sits on the water surface with the crest acting a sail .
The live ' floating colonial hydrozoan' has long trailing tenticles with stinging cells to stun fish and other prey.
The reproductive , feeding , and defensive polyps are below the float.
Ref:
5348
Date:
2017-10-20 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 9149 3758
Photographer:

Portuguese Man O' War

A few of the Gas filled floats of dead Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia Physalis) , driven ashore in the recent Gales.
The float (contains a gas similar to air but with up to 8% Carbon Monoxide) sits on the water surface with the crest acting a sail .
The live ' floating colonial hydrozoan' has long trailing tenticles with stinging cells to stun fish and other prey.
The reproductive , feeding , and defensive polyps are below the float.
Ref:
5348
Date:
2017-10-20 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 9149 3758
Photographer: