Thursday 20 February, 2020

Warning: Venemous Portuguese man o war in our waters

The Department of the Environment warns that a Portuguese Man O’ War was spotted floating in the North Sound on Sunday morning.

Be warned- The long tentacles of this creature deliver a painful sting, which is venomous and powerful enough to kill fish and can even kill humans.

Its venom-filled nematocysts paralyze and kill fish and other small creatures and for humans, even though it is rarely lethal, the sting is excruciatingly painful.

Beware—even dead man-of-wars washed up on shore can deliver a sting.

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