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Originally posted by red_leader
I've obviously heard of Portugese man of wars before these have been described in science for a long time. Is the fact that these creatures function in this symbiotic way a new revelation? Did biologists simply think they were jellyfish before? Because the way they described it in the documentary it seemed that this symbiotic relationship was something new.
Originally posted by mandrake
I'm not sure if this is it or not, but when I read your thread I thought of a documentary I saw on the Discovery Channel--The Future is Wild.
It's a documentary created by CGI about the possible life forms millions of years in the future.
One of the creatures they created was supposedly a descendant of the Portuguese man-of-war called 'The Ocean Phantom' which more or less fits your description, except for the fact that it's an entirely fictional creature.
The Future is Wild (Wikipedia)
The Future is Wild (Official site)
Not sure if this helps, sorry if it doesn't
[edit on 24/9/2008 by mandrake]