Tag: Porpita porpita

Porpita porpita, 18 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (18 May 2014). A fairly picturesque Blue button, essentially a colony of hydrozoan polyps and not a true jellyfish. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Ventral view of all at hydroid action! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Porpita porpita, 18 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (18 May 2014). A tiny Blue button quietly floats across the Atlantic shallows at Ormond Beach. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A macro shot of the dactylozooids which radiate outward from the Blue Button’s central float structure. Despite the presence of stinging nematocysts, Porpita Porpita doesn’t pose… Continue Reading “Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014”

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A cluster of gonozoids (reproducitive zooids) on the underside of a BlueButton’s central float. The long, darker-bluer tentacle you see is one of the dactylozooids (which… Continue Reading “Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014”

Porpita porpita, 19 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (19 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Not actually a jellyfish, the Blue button is better described as a colony of hydrozoan polyps functioning together as one organism. In this shot, you can see the… Continue Reading “Porpita porpita, 19 May 2014”

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.