Saturday, February 05, 2011

Portuguese Man-of-War

Photograph by Jennifer Kiewit, Your Shot

Often mistaken for a jellyfish, the Portuguese man-of-war is actually made up of a colony of organisms working together. Its tentacles can extend 165 feet (50 meters) below the surface, although 30 feet (10 meters) is more the average.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i got stung by one and it really hurt