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rhamphotheca: “ White-spotted Jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) (read more: Wikipedia) (image: young jellyfish, by Andrea) ”

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Wouldn't you think that an animal that lives within a poisonous environment (such as Man-of-War fish living within the tentacles of the Portuguese Man-o-War) would develop a better system to avoid...

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Firebrick Sea Star Detail of the upper surface of a Firebrick Sea Star (Asterodiscides truncatus). The Docks, Jervis Bay, NSW

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Les lièvres de mer disposent de deux armes chimiques destinées à l’inactivation sensorielle de leur prédateur - GuruMeditation

Le lièvre de mer, une créature marine à corps mou, utilise une sécrétion collante pour tromper les prédateurs affamés, selon des scientifiques. Ces

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Anyone unfamiliar with the biology of the venomous Portuguese man-of-war would likely mistake it for a jellyfish. Not only is it not a jellyfish, it's not even an "it," but a "they." The Portuguese man-of-war is a siphonophore, an animal made up of a colony of organisms working together.    The man-of-war comprises four separate polyps. It gets its name from the uppermost polyp, a gas-filled bladder, or pneumatophore, which sits above the water and somewhat resembles an old warship at full…

Portuguese Man-of-War | National Geographic

Find out why the Portuguese man-of-war is not really an "it," but a "they." Discover just how much venomous punch their painful stings pack.

25 Most Terrifying Sea Creatures

25 Most TERRIFYING Sea Creatures

What would you do if you came face to face with one of the world’s most terrifying sea creatures? The most terrifying sea creatures are very real and can be ...