Category: Cnidaria

The Portuguese Man O’ War, 19 May 2014

Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man o’ war; Volusia county, Florida (19 May 2014) In our last post, we checked out a diminutive and tiny Blue button, a fascinating species of Class Hydrozoa. Now, let’s check out the significantly larger Portuguese man o’ war, Physalia…

The Blue Button, 18 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (18 May 2014) Welcome to the wonderful world of Cnidaria! More specifically, this is the Blue button, Porpita porpita, a Hydrozoa species that is actually comprised of a colony of hydroids living and operating together as…