Portuguese man-of-war


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Portuguese man-of-war

A jellyfish-like sea creature with a deadly sting. I don't want you kids to go swimming today—there's been reports of a Portuguese man-of-war in the water.
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Portuguese Man-of-War are only occasionally reported in UK waters with the last significant UK strandings in 2009 and 2012.
A spokesman for the Marine Conservation Society said any sightings in Wales should be reported on its website Dr Peter Richardson, of the MCS, said: "No-one has been killed by Portuguese man-of-war stings in the UK so far - but they have elsewhere in the world.
The Portuguese man-of-war is not in fact a jellyfish, but a floating colony of closelyrelated animals called hydrozoans, normally found at the surface of the open ocean.
They are not dangerous, but there have been isolated reports of Portuguese Man-Of-War jellyfish.
Portuguese man-of-war Luis Boa Morte did the damage with a double strike to keep Jean Tigana's men well clear of the rest.
Remember, even when walking on the beach, avoid jellyfish or the similar Portuguese man-of-war.
As an amorphous blob, a Portuguese Man-of-War is a rather unlikely role model for a company's business structure.
Beachgoers were urged to be vigilant after further reports of the Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish along the coast.
The Portuguese man-of-war is poised to play his last home game before bowing out in the cup-tie at Barnsley a week later after revealing he is departing the Saddlers.
n As for the endless story of the Portuguese man-of-war and the French philosopher, it's all wearing a bit thin now.
Men's favourite is Portuguese man-of-war Antonio Pinto, who bought himself a vineyard with his prize money for winning last year.
Beachgoers were yesterday warned to be on the lookout for potentially fatal Portuguese Man-of-War sea creatures.