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Welcome to the siphonophore

OK this is weird. This is not one animal but a colony of animals all sharing the same genetics. All working together, the hive mind rules. Coming to a nightmare near you.

This is called a bioluminescent deep-sea siphonophore an eerily fantastic creature that appears to be a single, large organism, but which is actually a colony of numerous individual jellyfish-like animals that behave and function together as a single entity. The individual units, called zooids, all share the same genetic material and each perform a specialized role within the colony.



From
 http://www.pinktentacle.com...

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By netchicken: posted on 26-12-2008








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