Portuguese Man O’ War Stings and Eats Fish – 4K

Portuguese Man O’ War Stings and Eats Fish – 4K


The Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis), also known as the man-of-war is a marine hydrozoan found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Its long tentacles deliver a painful sting, which is venomous and powerful enough to prey on fish Despite its appearance, the Portuguese man o’ war is not a true jellyfish but a siphonophore, which is not an individual multicellular organism (true jellyfishes are single organisms), but a colonial organism made up of many specialized animals of the same species, called zooids or polyps. hese polyps are attached to one another and physiologically integrated, to the extent that they cannot survive independently, creating a symbiotic relationship requiring each polyp to work together and function like an individual animal. It typically feeds on small marine organisms, such as fish and plankton. The organism has few predators of its own; one example is the loggerhead turtle The name “man o’ war” comes from the man-of-war, an 18th-century sailing warship, and the cnidarian’s resemblance to the Portuguese version at full sail. The names for the animal in Hawaiʻian include ʻili maneʻo, palalia, and others. In Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, they are also referred to as Blue Bottles.

5 thoughts on “Portuguese Man O’ War Stings and Eats Fish – 4K

  1. I remember seeing my first Sea slug, it was on Smathers Beach in Key West!
    Now these Man O' War's are quite more vicious and deadly. (It kind of reminded me of the Sea Slug)
    Anyway, that's an amazing critter from the Ocean and some good footage!
    Thanks.

  2. Surprise..surprise…good evening my dear Volkan…πŸ˜˜πŸŒ…..this video and capture is so very awesome…it’s truly amazing! I can’t believe the color and great detail shown in this video, firstly..I never saw a Man’O War so close up..wow.. The beach looked stunning and so peaceful…with this scary Man’O War killing its pray. The huge coral rocks were so beautiful and such deep pits..I love the music big time. I loved the way you backed out of the title on the screen. ha..very cool. Cubing and β€œpixie” dust at the end..πŸ‘..The Man’O War was like a gorgeous formation of a seashell. What a beautiful ending..For a short video..this was totally awesome Volkan. Thank you!! Enjoy your evening.. I was happy to see you..πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ…πŸŒΏπŸŒΈπŸŒΎπŸšπŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸšπŸŒΎπŸ’œπŸŒΈ…πŸ§œπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ₯🧜🏼

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