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Blue buttons on Pensacola Beach

Usually when a purple flag is flying over Pensacola Beach, it means one thing: the Jellyfish have arrived! We get a number of species out here, some dangerous, some not, but this one I found very interesting. This is a Blue Button. This isn’t actually a jellyfish, but a Chondrophore that we found and put in a pot from the kitchen just long enough to take pictures of. What you’re looking at isn’t a single animal, rather a colony of small polyps, each performing a different role in the colony.

Although these are quite harmless, they may cause slight skin irritation if touched. Here’s what the top looks like:


2 Comments so far

  1. DJ September 9th, 2008 9:38 pm

    Awesome shot!

  2. GrandPa December 1st, 2008 6:18 pm

    Very interesting and informative on Blue Buttons.You have an excellent camera. What kind is it.
    Miny, Miny, Great Pictures to enjoy

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