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Portuguese man-of-war show up on SC beach

Discussion in 'Science, Technology, & Natural Disasters' started by Meg, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Meg

    Meg Well-Known Member

    Portuguese man-of-war show up on SC beach | The Augusta Chronicle

    Those things are pretty dangerous. They have very long tentacles, usually in the 30 foot range according to Wikipedia, and the sting is really nasty. Might want to reconsider beach plans for the near future if you had any... :ohno There are several good photos at the bottom opf the Wiki page.

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  2. king'sbloomingrose

    king'sbloomingrose He is able to save

    :shocked Wow, Meg, you had me thinking for a moment that a big battleship from Portugal had just showed up on a SC beach, until i read the thread. :lol:
  3. Meg

    Meg Well-Known Member

    Good to know they still have the cannons at Fort Sumpter then, aye? :elmogrin
  4. Sean Osborne

    Sean Osborne Well-Known Member

    The most mordern of the current Portugese Man'o'War fleet, the 22-year old, German-designed, Vasco da Gama-class frigate, the F332 Corte-Real.
    This type of Portugese Man'o'War usually hangs out near Norfolk, VA, so an appearance off the South Carolina coast could be considered rare. :joker
  5. brethorn56

    brethorn56 Even Darwin Believes Now!!!

    I stepped on a little jelly fish that had washed up on the beach down in Texas once many years ago and I remember it was like a bee sting on steroids, of course it was on the bottom of my foot and around salt water, but still pretty painful.

    I can’t imagine getting tangled up with one of these. It would not be good.

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