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Indo- Pacific Man-of-War

Physalia utriculus

Description:

Spotted those Physalia utriculus (also called Blue Bottle or Indo- Pacific Man-of-War) yesterday, near Owhiro bay, Wellington NZ...The species is frequently washed ashore, in many beaches around NZ, especially after strong winds and bad weather...



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10 Comments

Thank you for reminding me, dear @Margaretwmerritt :)

margaretwmerritt
margaretwmerritt 6 years ago

That blue! Please add to the Color Blue mission. :)

Thank you dear @Muckpuk, we had very bad weather the last few weeks, and we spotted several portuguese man'o war in many beaches...

Thank you dear@sarahaw1981, I never touch them anyway...They sting even dead...

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 6 years ago

Wow, why are "all" things dangerous also so beautiful. GREAT find

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 6 years ago

Nice spotting, and handle with care!! :-)

lol, of course you are, dear @gil.leiria! I have lots of Portuguese friends and I just love the Portuguese cuisine...Especially the portuguese meatballs and the caldo verde soup!

gil.leiria
gil.leiria 6 years ago

Woof, but the portuguese are more friendly :)
Have a nice weekend

And very dangerous too...They can sting even when dead...

gil.leiria
gil.leiria 6 years ago

Very interesting

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Lat: -41.35, Long: 174.76

Spotted on Oct 26, 2012
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012

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