Portuguese Man of War, a jelly-like marine invertebrate of the family Physallidae, floating in the wind and current
Contributor:Stephen Frink Collection / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3872 x 4900 px | 32.8 x 41.5 cm | 12.9 x 16.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:6 February 2011
Location:Atlantic Ocean, Key Largo, Fl, USA
Man of War, also known as Portuguese Man of War (Physalia physalis) is a jelly-like marine invertebrate of the family Physaliidae. The name "man-of-war" is borrowed from the man-of-war, an 16th century English armed sailing ship, more than likely due to the bladder which acts as a sail for the marine organism. Winds, seas and currents drive the movement of this organism. The Man of War is a jelly-like marine invertebrate of the family Physaliidae. It is not a true jellyfish, but a colonial organism, made up of many minute animals called zooids.