Portuguese Man O'War - Close-up of Tentacles.  By: Simon de Glanville

Portuguese Man O'War - Close-up of Tentacles. By: Simon de Glanville

“ Portuguese man-of-war tentacles The Portuguese man-of-war, Physalia physalis (Siphonophorae - Physaliidae) stands out for its beauty, its deadly effectiveness, and its composition. This is...

“ Portuguese man-of-war tentacles The Portuguese man-of-war, Physalia physalis (Siphonophorae - Physaliidae) stands out for its beauty, its deadly effectiveness, and its composition. This is...

Silver Jellyfish necklace, white beach glass necklace, Sterling Silver Jelly fish necklace, Portuguese Man of war necklace

Silver Jellyfish necklace, white beach glass necklace, Sterling Silver Jelly fish necklace, Portuguese Man of war necklace

The Portuguese man o' war isn't actually a jellyfish but a siphonophore, made up of a colony of tiny specialized animals called hydroids.  They serve various functions such as feeding, defense, & reproduction. They have no propulsion system & depend on currents & wind for mobility in warm tropical & subtropical waters worldwide. Interesting NatGeo article. #sea #ocean #myt

The Portuguese man o' war isn't actually a jellyfish but a siphonophore, made up of a colony of tiny specialized animals called hydroids. They serve various functions such as feeding, defense, & reproduction. They have no propulsion system & depend on currents & wind for mobility in warm tropical & subtropical waters worldwide. Interesting NatGeo article. #sea #ocean #myt

Alert Diver | Marine Envenomations: Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings: Portuguese Man-0f-War

Alert Diver | Marine Envenomations: Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings: Portuguese Man-0f-War

So...there IS such a thing (first heard about it on The Avengers movie when Tony Stark was mimicking Nick Fury inside the base) 'Mizzenmast" from a  Man of War ~ Voyager

So...there IS such a thing (first heard about it on The Avengers movie when Tony Stark was mimicking Nick Fury inside the base) 'Mizzenmast" from a Man of War ~ Voyager

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.

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.

Portuguese man-of-war: Taxa: Physalia physalis  Experts: Alvaro E. Migotto   Date: Nov. 22, 2006, 4:02 a.m. Place:Canal de São Sebastião,São Sebastião,SP,Brazil Geolocation: S 23°49'50" W 45°25'6"

Portuguese man-of-war: Taxa: Physalia physalis Experts: Alvaro E. Migotto Date: Nov. 22, 2006, 4:02 a.m. Place:Canal de São Sebastião,São Sebastião,SP,Brazil Geolocation: S 23°49'50" W 45°25'6"

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