Portuguese Man o’ War: An Organism Made of Organisms?

When is an organism not an organism? Or, when is it a bunch of different organisms living together? SciShow introduces you to the weird world of siphonophores.

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Sources:
http://dunnlab.org/assets/Dunn_2009.pdf
http://dunnlab.org/assets/Dunn2005_Bargmannia.pdf
http://www.siphonophores.org/index.php

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