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Portuguese Man of War, a jelly-like marine invertebrate of the family Physallidae, floating in the wind and current

Portuguese Man of War, a jelly-like marine invertebrate of the family Physallidae, floating in the wind and current Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Stephen Frink Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

C2A9NP

File size:

52.6 MB (1.6 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5250 x 3501 px | 44.5 x 29.6 cm | 17.5 x 11.7 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

6 February 2011

Location:

Atlantic Ocean, Key Largo, Fl, USA

Photographer:

Stephen Frink

More information:

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.

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