Meet the Very Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War

Meet the Very Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War

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The Portuguese Man O’ War is named for its air bladder, which looks similar to the sails of the Portuguese fighting ship (Man of war) Caravela redonda (an armed 4-sail caravel), of the 14th and 15th centuries. Photo source: ©© Martha Rivero

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They look like a discarded balloon. They’re actually a bubble full of agony.

You’ll want the skinny on these dangerous beauties if you encounter one on your summer beach day…

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