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A Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis), also known as a bluebottle, peeks out from beneath the waters of Shell Cove in New South Wales, Australia

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A Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis), also known as a bluebottle, peeks out from beneath the waters of Shell Cove in New South Wales, Australia

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  1. fsulechner

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Got stung by a dead one when I was younger. Shit was not fun.

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  2. monfoosir

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Might be wrong, but if I remember my 9th grade biology class, I’m pretty sure Man o’ Wars isn’t a jellyfish. It’s like a colony of smaller organisms.

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  3. Gschoey

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I know you’ve cut and pasted the info from the source but bluebottles in Aus aren’t Portuguese man o’ war luckily. They still hurt plenty though, I’ve been stung too many times to remember, it’s just a part of summer and surfing if you spend enough time in the water you get stung eventually. Here’s a good link with more [Aussie specific bluebottle info ](http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/11/australian-bluebottles)

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  4. LeonardoM011

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

  5. 0x2412

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    It of all the venomous and deadly things in Australia, growing up you are taught to not fuck with jelly fish. I have a fear for jelly fish just because of how jelly fish has been portrayed in these messages growing up.

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  6. trisarahtopsrex

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Once when I was a kid I found one of these in shallow water at the beach, thought it was pretty, and carried it around in a net for a few hours. Something must have happened to it because it’s tentacles were gone, so I thought it was a relatively harmless jelly fish. After a while, my legs started to feel kind of tingly and I looked down to find little tiny pieces of chopped up tentacles all over me. I was in a lot of pain that day and I don’t think i’ve touched a jellyfish since then.

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  7. YayouVanKleef

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Just saw this on r/whatisthisthing it’s beautifull

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  8. RyanSmith

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

  9. Ah_You_So_Stupid

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    It’s funny. Growing up, I heard about these things being some of the worst things to encounter in the ocean but now you don’t hear so much about them. Any reason why that is?

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  10. Mycaela7

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Got stung by this during the summer across my chest. Best thing to do is mix vitamin c powder, baking soda, and water to make a paste. Put it on the stung area for an hour. Also drink LOTS of vitamin c drinks. After that I went back into the water 🙂 lol

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  11. theagitatedapricot

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    You need eyes to peek.

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  12. sheawey

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    My buddy got stung by one of these on the shores of Oahu. Fuck. That.

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  13. AbeLincolnsFreckles

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I’ve been terrified of these since I found out about them when I was a kid.

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  14. SunnyAslan

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    This reminds me of [another really cool series of photos (and clips)](https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/features/2014/08/140821-portuguese-man-of-war-animal-ocean-science-pictures/) of the Man ‘o war that national geographic also featured a few years back.

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  15. WhackIsBack

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    NOPE NOPE NOPE

    Gorgeous photo tho

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  16. GreenMonster81

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    We used to drive along the beaches in Port Aransas, TX and there would be dozens washed ashore. It sounded a lot like bubble wrap being popped.

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  17. Milhouse_is_a_meme

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Fuckers sting. Even after they’re dead.

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  18. saltedjellyfish

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Nice

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  19. LonelyOnNaxos

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Reading all of these comments about stings from these, I feel like a huge wuss for being so scared of the [cannonball jellyfish ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannonball_jellyfish) that are common where my dad lives. The worst those will do is cause some discomfort if you step on it. They still give me the heebie jeebies. I would apparently never last in Australia.

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  20. Rerel

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Nuke this fucker.

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  21. FreexBrennen

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I’m always getting these things wrapped around me when I go to the beach in Oahu. Nasty little bastards.

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  22. ComplainyGuy

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    My mate and i drunn put the back of our hands on the tentacles. It must have been a young one or something because the sting was no worse than a bad ant bite. We held our hands on it until it stopped hurting and neither of us “won”.

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  23. nomorejunks

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I’ve had a few across the face and neck duck diving waves. The hit the East coast in summer and with the northerlies.

    EDIT: I’m talking blue bottles not MOW

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  24. DashedRaine

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Blue-Light JellyNope

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  25. funked_up

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    When I was a kid I fell off a surf board face first in one of these guys. Fun times.

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  26. HotPizzaSauce

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    That’s Creepy

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  27. Lulalynn

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Beautiful photo

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  28. ElephantTickle

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Worse than sharks!

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  29. MercuryCrest

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Beautiful in a photograph, terrifying in the thoughts behind it.

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  30. AChorusofWeiners

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Screw that. I was at a beach boarding when they evacuated everyone and closed it down because one washed up just yards away from us.

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  31. Anterabae

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    We use to throw ones that washed up on the beach at each other down in Florida. Shit burned so bad if the tentacles hadn’t burned off in the sun.

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  32. henchmen88

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Was in Hawaii a week got stung by two, in two different places. Like everyone here says it hurts.

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  33. adam117ned

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    TFW someone on this sub is also from Wollongong…

    Reply

  34. mcstazz

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    This is JustinCredible

    Reply

  35. Texas451

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I read that as blue butthole. I guess they are blue little buttholes if they fatally sting innocent people.

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  36. sunbright-moonlight

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    r/jellyfish

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  37. waitressseekscharlie

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Beautiful !! Most things that are deadly are beautiful!!

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  38. photogenic_penis

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Those things toxic. Often deadly.

    Like Hillary Clinton. But you can’t say they’re evil. Hillary owns that one.

    Reply

  39. rocketman0739

    October 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I thought bluebottles were flies.

    Reply

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