Velella velella

Fascinating Facts


Feeds on small prey (fish, shrimp, plankton) that can be found close to the surface. They spend all of their lives on water until they are blown ashore where they disintegrate.

Status in the Wild

Not yet assessed by IUCN


Found in temperate and tropical oceans worldwide.

Location in the Zoo

Invertebrates Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits