APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758) - By-the-wind-sailor or Sallee man (Hydrozoa)
By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- group / collection 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- group / collection 2

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- close-up 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- close-up 2

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- close-up 3

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- close-up 4

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- skeleton 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- skeleton 2

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- mature animal 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- mature animal 2

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- mature animal 3

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- mature animal 4

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- mature animal / underside 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- animal underside 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- on strandline washed-up 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- on strandline washed-up 2

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- strandline / tiny animals 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- small animals with scale 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- strandline close-up 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- immature animals 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- mature animal / top view 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- tentacles 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- nematocysts / stinging cells on tentacle 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- nematocysts / stinging cells on tentacle 2

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- nematocysts / stinging cells on tentacle 3

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- with microalgal symbiont Scrippsiella velellae 1

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- with microalgal symbiont Scrippsiella velellae 2

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- with microalgal symbiont Scrippsiella velellae 3

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella
- Scrippsiella velellae 1

Images taken at Par Beach, near St. Austell, 19.05.09; and at Sennen Cove, Penwith, Cornwall, 06.11.10; 18.09.11 and 04.06.14.

Mass strandines of this species often occur all around the coast of Cornwall, strandings are rarer the further east you go along the coast. By-the-wind-sailors are pelagic animals and live in open oceans, they arrive here on the Gulf Stream from warmer tropical waters. They are eaten by the beautifully coloured Violet sea snail, Janthina species, which can also be found washed ashore.

Scientific and European Names:
Velella velella, By-the-wind-sailor, Jack-sail-by-the-wind, Sallee man, Velelle, Bezaantje.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Velella velella By the Wind Sailor sallee man Bezaantje Hydrozoa Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.