Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weekly Animal Spotlight 6: Portuguese Man-Of War

The Portuguese man-of war is a beautiful creature that is also very deadly.  It is made of other animals that build up the man of war itself. the animals are called zooids, and they connect to one another to build it up. It lives at the top of the ocean and can deliver a painful sting.  The man-of war has no means of propulsion, so it can only move from wind and ocean currents. A way of helping with a sting is putting salt water on top of the wound, do not use fresh water, it tends to make the affected area worse.

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