Going Where the Wind Blows

Velella

The velella, a mysterious creature known as a hydrozoan, which inhabit the surface of the oceans (unlike jellyfish which live underwater). Equipped with stinging tentacles for catching food and a semi-circular sail, velellas go wherever the wind blows. Find out more at Velella Vella. Photo taken in the coastal waters of Dar es Salaam.

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Alan Sutton is an underwater photographer and writer at Seaunseen.

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