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portuguese man o' war

On our recent travels to Florida, we stopped at a dog-friendly beach at Jupiter, and we came across this Portuguese man o’ war.

This thing is not a jellyfish.  It is a colonial organism called a siphonophores, and as a colonial organism, it consists of four animals called polyps.

The tentacles can leave a nasty sting, so we kept the dogs away. And we weren’t touching it.

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