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By-the-wind sailors

Posted: 10 Aug 2016, 20:47
by MisterT
While visiting Barra yesterday, we were fortunate enough to find several by-the-wind sailors (velella velella) on the beach. Normally blue in colouration and 6 - 7 cm in length, they spend their lives drifting on the surface of the open ocean propelled only by their tiny sails. Those that we found were unfortunately dead and therefore transparent.



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