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Velella at Port Erin

Nature volume 114, page 124 (26 July 1924) | Download Citation

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WE have just found enormous numbers of the remarkable Siphonophore Velella spirans cast up by the tide in a neighbouring bay (Perwick). My daughter and a friend first noticed some specimens floating in a shore pool, and then we found abundance amongst the wet sea-weed at high tide mark, and picked up several hundreds in a few minutes. They were all dead, but many still showed the polypes and tentacles and the beautiful violet coloration.

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    • W. A. HERDMAN

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https://doi.org/10.1038/114124c0

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