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A rare encounter with a swimming dandelion siphonophore at Farallon de Medinilla. This dandelion is actually comprised of many individuals that all work together with some protecting the colony, some catching food, some reproducing, etc. These animals are usually observed anchored to seafloor. NOAA 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition.
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