November 1st – Jellyfish?

Today’s picture is of a Portuguese man o’war.

The Portuguese man o’ war, (Physalia physalis) is often called a jellyfish, but is actually a species of siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish, an animal made up of a colony of organisms working together.

While the man o’ war’s sting is rarely deadly to people, it packs a painful punch and causes welts on exposed skin, and can be very dangerous to animals

Published by taumataman

Slightly mad, with a love of nature and photography.

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