Colonial Siphonophores are Multi-Jet Swimming Machines, Say Scientists

In a paper published online in Nature Communications, scientists detail how colonial siphonophores – gelatinous planktonic organisms related to jellyfish, anemones and corals – swim by coordinating multiple water-shooting jets from separate but genetically identical units that make up the organism. Siphonophores have the most complex colony-level organization of any animal. One such species, the [...] —> Read More