The siphonophore, Prya dubia, feeds by casting hundreds of gossamer tentalces out to snare plankton. Siphonophores are colonial animals. This means that they are composed of many physiologically integrated zooids. At night in open ocean, off the Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii.


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Image ID: 0110631-DFL

The siphonophore, Prya dubia, feeds by casting hundreds of gossamer tentalces out to snare plankton. Siphonophores are colonial animals. This means that they are composed of many physiologically integrated zooids. At night in open ocean, off the Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / David B. Fleetham

Image dimensions: 7200x4800