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Porpita porpita

Description:

I read that these are under the same phylum as jellyfish, and are often mistaken for jellyfish. However, they are not. There were many of them washed up on the beach last weekend of many different sizes. This one was about 4 centimeters in diameter. I loved the color so I had to pick it up and study it a little bit! A few people were stung by it while I was at the beach and it did not look fun.



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5 Comments

Machi
Machi 2 years ago

2nd photo looks like portuguese man o war

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 6 years ago

wow this is beautiful! i had never seen one

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Superb Erick... so these sting... same mechanism as jellyfish cnidoblasts ?

ErickDuarte
ErickDuarte 7 years ago

Gracias harsuame

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Interesante::

ErickDuarte
Spotted by
ErickDuarte

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico

Lat: 31.32, Long: -113.58

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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