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Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Originally Posted by Ferretchaser View Post
The venom in the nettle cells of the portuguese man o war is closely related to that of a cobra. Got stung by one while diving a fewyears ago and it put the breaks on me for 3 days. But they still make for nice pictures on a calm day. By the way, those tentacles get up tp 40 feet long so take care when ye go skinny dipping with them about.

Have to make a correction then... the similar ones we saw in the Pacific were small... only a few inches across.


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