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

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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

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“ 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...

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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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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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