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Physalia physalis, Portuguese Man O’ War

NOT a jelly, a siphonophore, of the order Siphonophorae: colonial invertebrates consisting of medusoid and polypoid zooids
a bilaterally symmetrical gas-filled bladder called a pneumatophore suspends the colony in the water with tentacles (containing venom-filled nematocysts) that may extend up to 50 meters (165 feet)

Physalia physalis, Portuguese Man O’ War

NOT a jelly, a siphonophore, of the order Siphonophorae: colonial invertebrates consisting of medusoid and polypoid zooids

a bilaterally symmetrical gas-filled bladder called a pneumatophore suspends the colony in the water with tentacles (containing venom-filled nematocysts) that may extend up to 50 meters (165 feet)

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    Literally terrified of these things while I was growing up and I’d spend my summers in Florida.
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