A Man O' War washes ashore just before dawn on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Despite their painful sting there is no denying they are beautiful creatures.
Interesting fact: Men O' War aren't actually jellyfish or even a single organism. A Man O' War is a siphonophore which is a colony of organisms working together. They have no means of propulsion and drift with the currents and catch the wind with their pneumatophores. The pneumatophore is the purple "balloon" that floats on the top of the water. The tentacles of the Man O' War can extend up to 165 feet below the surface of the water although the average length is between 30 and 50 feet.
June 6th, 2016
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