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MV Panthera after turnig round to give me some fuel in mid Atlantik



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Hint: It is the only animal on Earth that can sail upwind (without a sailboat ).

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Portuguese man o' war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We saw a bunch of em coming back from bermuda.
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We saw a bunch of em coming back from bermuda.
.. seen them off the Oregon and Washington coasts as well, by the hundreds.
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We saw a bunch of em coming back from bermuda.
Do you know why they are called "Portuguese man of war": Because they look like a sailboat they are small and dangerous Quite a reputation eh!

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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.
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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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The actual floating part is only a few inches usually well under a foot long but if you look underneath it there are looong strings hanging down into the water that it uses to catch its pray.
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Ummm..... They gave you gas? Care to explain???? BTW what would you need gas for? Aren't you a sailboat?

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