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Portuguese Man O' War

The Portuguese Man o’ War is not one animal, but is actually comprised of colonies of invertebrate, jelly-like marine animals of the family: Physaliidae glomming together. These pelagic hydroids (or hydrozoans) colonize and are infamous for their very painful, powerful sting.

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Beautifully Colorful Photos Of The Lethally Venomous Portuguese Man O' War - Photographer Aaron Ansarov gets in real close to capture the gorgeous, colorful bodies of these deadly marine animals. Ansarov collects the lethally venomous creatures from his local shores in Florida, places them on his light table to photograph, and quickly returns them to the waters they were found in. :)

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from Playbuzz

What Kind Of Aquatic Creature Would You Be?

Portuguese Man of War Jellyfish

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Portuguese Man o' War jellyfish. I've personally been stung by one of these bad boys. With that & natural child birth, I can tolerate any pain imaginable.

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Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), pneumatophore+tentacles. highly integrated polymorphic polyps and medusoids, tentacles can harm small fish but rarely deadly to humans.

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from Uncornered Market

A Long Weekend in the Riviera Maya: 14 Experiences

Psychedelic jellyfish known as a Portuguese man-o-war. Amazing!

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Beautifully Colorful Photos Of The Lethally Venomous Portuguese Man O' War / Aaron Ansarov

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