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.
The body of a Portuguese man-of-war is made up of a gas-filled sack, which floats on the surface, with stinging tentacles that float up to 50m below.
The tentacles of the Portuguese man-of-war can, even when detached, cause stings to humans lasting up to two weeks.
The tentacles of the Portuguese Man-of-War can be over 100ft (approximately 30m) long.
The latest Portuguese man-of-war was found on the same beach where the first was found on Monday.
Money gambled by bringing on Portuguese man-of-war Carlos Fangueiro in the second half and he struck a dramatic equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game.
Technically, they're velella velellas, more commonly known as by-the-wind sailors, a relative of the Portuguese man-of-war.
'They are not dangerous, but there have been isolated reports of Portuguese Man-Of-War jellyfish.
Remember, even when walking on the beach, avoid jellyfish or the similar Portuguese man-of-war. They are capable of stinging even after they have been washed up on the beach for a day or two.
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.