Portugese man o' war

   Portugese man o' war (por-to-geez-man-o-war) also known as the blue bubble, blue bottle, man-of-war, or the portugese man o' war, was a jelly-like, marine invertebrate of the family Physaliidae.  The portugese man o' war (named caravela-portuguesa in Portugese) is named for its air bladder, which looks similer to the triangular sails of the portugese ship (man-of-war) Caravela latini (two-or three lateen-rigged ship caravel), of the 15th and 16th centuries.  The portugese man o' war is responsible for up to 10, 000 stings in Australia each summer, particulary on the east coast, with some others occurring off the coast states of South Australia  and Western Australia.
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