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{Nature_and_Environment.15.204}: James Files {riverrat} Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:41:10 EST (21 lines)

Physalia

I like the symbolism incorporated in naming it after the Portugese man
of war.

I am not at all sure that the company I am linking to is the same one
discussed in the previous post, but I suspect that the "communal"
aspect of the organism, cited in the following link, was considered by
those naming the vessel.

"http://www.physaliaos.com/intro.htm"

<Physalia physalus, also called the Portuguese Man-O-War, is not
really a single organism, but rather a floating hydrozoan colony
consisting of four polyps: a pneumatophore (the float); dactylozooids
(the tentacles); gasterozooids, (the siphons); and gonozooids - each
selflessly sharing the task of the colony's overall survival. Physalia
Ocean Sciences, Inc. was founded by four marine scientists, each with
a unique collection of experience and abilities, and each dedicated to
the common goal of serving our clientele, and thereby ensuring our
business survival.>

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