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Offline MLA

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Portuguese man o' war
« on: March 10, 2018, 22:58:16 pm »
Portuguese man o' war

The 2nd one today; spotted at the naturist lagoons.

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Location shown on pictures taken a few weeks ago, just after the storms.





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_man_o%27_war
« Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 23:18:34 pm by MLA »

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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 08:17:01 am »
Thanks for the warning.  These can be really nasty if you get stung, so be aware and stay clear.

Well spotted and thanks again for the warning.

Tom.

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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 11:54:21 am »
I saw several washed up on the beach last October on Playa Esmeralda in the south. Must own up to my ignorance, I didn't know what were at the time. So be aware they seem to be everywhere!

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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 01:12:22 am »
One at Tindaya on Sunday (along with loads of plastic debris):




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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 12:59:24 pm »
Do they still sting after they are dead ?

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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 17:06:07 pm »
Yes, be aware these nasties can sting you even when dead and if a tentacle has been cut from the body, that can still sting you as well.  Keep well away please.

Tom.

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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 18:38:30 pm »
Yes, be aware these nasties can sting you even when dead and if a tentacle has been cut from the body, that can still sting you as well.  Keep well away please.

Tom.

Thanks Tom

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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 18:47:08 pm »
the sting on these things is so bad they have been known to make people have a heart attack and have killed people.

there is a load of them washed up in north lanzarote at the moment too.

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Re: Portuguese man o' war
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2018, 00:10:37 am »
Several on the beach (Playa Mujeer) Tindaya today.