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Siphono4-8 | Nautilus Live

Spectacular Siphonophore Strands

Each individual of a siphonophore chain has a different function to keep the entire colony healthy: swimming, stinging, digesting, reproducing. The Nautilus team (especially the "Siphono4-8" watch shift) has been spotting many of these ethereal drifters this week in NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.