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Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), is a jellyfish-like marine invertebrate of the family Physaliidae. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a powerful sting. Despite its outward appearance, the Man o' War is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which differs from jellyfish in that it is not actually a single creature, but a colonial organism made up of many minute individuals called zooids.

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Portuguese Man of War. It's not a jellyfish; it's actually an entire colony of living organisms that float together and help each other survive.

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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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Deadly Beauty: A Portrait of the Portuguese Man-of-War

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

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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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Man o War - Man o'War's influence on the breed was profound, and although his male line barely survives through small, dark descendants of In Reality and Relic, his legend as a racehorse and sire will live on.

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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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