Jellyfish-like creatures discovered on Isle of Wight

Daily Echo: A Portuguese man-of-war A Portuguese man-of-war

TWO potentially deadly Portuguese men-of-war have washed up on the shore of the Isle of Wight.

The creatures, the stings from which can kill humans in extreme cases, were discovered at Chale Bay by a man out hunting for fossils.

Although the jellyfish-like creatures were dead, the Southampton-based Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has repeated its warnings to people not to touch them and to get medical help if they are stung.

It comes after further recent reported sightings along the south coast.

The MCA is asking people to let them know if they see a Portuguese man-of-war, which can have tentacles that stretch up to 50m long, in the sea or on shore.

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6:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

moocowpoorchick says...

Nicely edited corbis copy written image, do you have permission to use it?
Nicely edited corbis copy written image, do you have permission to use it? moocowpoorchick

7:23pm Sun 7 Oct 12

dango says...

more bloody immigrants.
more bloody immigrants. dango

8:29pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Mavis Barlow says...

It looks like a discarded whale condom to me!
It looks like a discarded whale condom to me! Mavis Barlow

9:08am Mon 8 Oct 12

Raxx says...

"jellyfish-like creatures"

Well done Echo! Neatly side-stepped a common misconception there.
"jellyfish-like creatures" Well done Echo! Neatly side-stepped a common misconception there. Raxx

10:15am Mon 8 Oct 12

Andy Locks Heath says...

Raxx wrote:
"jellyfish-like creatures"

Well done Echo! Neatly side-stepped a common misconception there.
One for the pub quizes I think! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Raxx[/bold] wrote: "jellyfish-like creatures" Well done Echo! Neatly side-stepped a common misconception there.[/p][/quote]One for the pub quizes I think! :-) Andy Locks Heath

1:08pm Mon 8 Oct 12

simon101 says...

The only Portugese man of war we should welcome is also named Jose Fonte after his brace at St Marys.
The only Portugese man of war we should welcome is also named Jose Fonte after his brace at St Marys. simon101

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