Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Deadly Portuguese Man O' War

While enjoying the gorgeous photography of this clip from the BBC series Blue Planet, I kept thinking of the camera operator swimming through the jellies. The Portuguese man o' war is not technically a jellyfish, but it acts in much the same way -only scarier. (via Laughing Squid)


Jim said...

I love, love, love Sir David Attenborough. Just brilliant nature docus. Formerly the Head of Programming of the BBC.

My daughter picked up what looked like a pretty blue balloon on Daytona Beach once. Before she could hear me scream at her to stop, it was too late. The jelly had already stung her. We rushed her to ER but there really wasn't anything they could do other than apply white vinegar and local anesthetic. For two days, she writhed in pain.

Miss Cellania said...

I did the same thing when I was about two years old. I don't remember it at all, but my parents will never forget it.