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Most Amazing Things About the Portuguese Man-of-War

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This amazing creature isn't just one animal it is a colony of animals depending on each other for survival.

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They have the same venom as a cobra. Report Abuse
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It cannot swim Report Abuse
It floats along with the currents.
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It is not a jellyfish Report Abuse
It may resemble a jellyfish but, a jellyfish is just one animal, Portuguese Man-of-War is a group of animals.
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Early Sailors thought they were sea monsters Report Abuse
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Deaths from Portuguese Man-of-War are rare. Report Abuse
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Tentacles can reach up to 165 feet long Report Abuse
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The violet Sea Snail Eats them Report Abuse
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They float in the warmer waters of all the oceans. Report Abuse
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The float can be moved by the current Report Abuse
The top speed the current can move a Portuguese Man-of-War is 6 miles an hour.
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Polyps have different functions. Report Abuse
One set of polyps catches food, one polyp breaks down the food and yet another is the reproductive polyp.
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There are hundreds of polyps but only one float Report Abuse
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Each part of the Portuguese Man-of-War is a polyp Report Abuse
One polyp is called the float
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It uses tentacles to catch its food. Report Abuse
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It was named after a type of ship Report Abuse
The sailors of the 1800's thought the floating portion of the Portuguese Man-of-War looked like a warship of the the Portuguese Navy.
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The tentacles can still sting even though the creature is dead. Report Abuse
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Blue ocean slugs eat them. Report Abuse
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Sea turtles eat the Portuguese Man-of-war Report Abuse
The loggerhead and hawksbill turtles eat the Portuguese Man-of-War
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Each of the tentacles have thousand of stingers. Report Abuse
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They are often washed up on beaches by the hundreds. Report Abuse
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When wind hits the sail shaped ridges on the float the Portuguese Man-of-War moves. Report Abuse
If only the wind is pushing the creature it can move one mile an hour.
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There can be hundreds of Polyps attached to one float. Report Abuse
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