Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Spotted on beaches at Mazarron

The Portuguese man o' war is a highly venomous open ocean predator that superficially resembles a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore. Each man o' war is actually a colony of several small individual organisms that each have a specialised job and are so closely intertwined that they cannot survive alone.

If you spot one, let the authorities know and DON'T RISK TOUCHING IT. Although their poison rarely kills humans, it can be extremely painful.

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