The power of collaboration

By Louise Mosley,

May 7, 2021

Amazing footage from the Blue planet series features this week's #fishyfriday , the Portuguese man o' war, also known as the man-of-war, bluebottle, or floating terror.

It’s often referred to as a jellyfish. However, it’s not actually a jellyfish, it's not even an "it," but a "they."

The Portuguese man-of-war is a siphonophore, an animal made up of a colony of organisms working together.

We can learn so much from nature and I thought this example was particularly apt for the group as they demonstrate so clearly the power of collaboration.  In isolation they would not survive, collectively they really are a force of nature not to be messed with!

You can check out the short video here

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4 thoughts on “The power of collaboration”

  1. Mesmerizing, Louise! As always, your #fishyfriday posts transport me to another world. You inspired me to Google “siphonophore” and this is so vital for collaboration: “Depending on where each individual nectophore is positioned within the siphonophore, their function differs.” That’s key to collaborations that eventually make the intended impact. Thank you for sharing.


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