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By-The-Wind Sailors

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  1. By The Wind Sailors. sail across the ocean tops. [A cosmopolitan genus. of free-floating hydrozoans. that live on the surface. of the open ocean.] Blue jellied discs, sometimes blown aground, scattered across. morning beaches, astride the tides. of sliding sea foam. [Velella velella, small. Cnidaria commonly. known by the names. sea raft, by-the-wind sailor.
  2. They are not true jellyfish. Its characteristic sail gives the animal its name, 'by-the-wind-sailor'. The sail allows the organism to catch the wind and travel on ocean currents, using its stinging tentacles to prey on young fish and other small animals while it travels.
  3. Apr 08,  · Either way, By-the-wind Sailors are all either male or female. When they mate, they first produce thousands of tiny jellyfish. These are about 3 mm across and are slightly brown because of their friends; inside their bodies are tiny microalgae that can gain .
  4. By-the-Wind Sailor Scientific name: Velella velella Also known as: Sea Raft, Sail Jellyfish Size: Usually 10cm across Distribution: Generally found in the warmer waters of the world but present around the British Isles, especially around.
  5. Though by-the-wind sailors look like jellyfish because of their gelatinous nature, they are not, and they don’t have the sting associated with jellies. They do have venom, but the stings are.
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  7. Oct 12,  · In the spring, beaches can be covered by thousands or even millions of blue jellyfish relatives called Velella velella, the by-the-wind sailors. Velella typically live on the surface of the open.
  8. Millions of by-the-wind sailors are washing ashore along the West Coast. Photos by Michael Watson/Flickr. Small, jellyfish-like sea creatures known as by-the-wind sailors—or purple sails—are.
  9. Bi­ol­o­gists spec­u­late that both forms are mixed up in the mid­dle of the Pa­cific Ocean, and are sorted by ac­tion of the wind. Due to the angle of the sail, which is 45' to the wind, south­ernly winds will push velella away from shore. But a strong wind will cause them to spin rapidly and fol­low the wind more closely.

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