Man-of-War Jellyfish Found on Long Island Beaches

 

Portuguese man-of-war, PhotoWikimedia
Portuguese man-of-war, PhotoWikimedia

East Hampton Star: Among the many visitors to the South Fork [of Long Island] this summer is a dangerous multicellular organism making an appearance along the shore.

The Portuguese man-of-war, a highly toxic warm-water creature that resembles and acts like a jellyfish, has been spotted over the past few weeks on Gibson Beach in Sagaponack, Georgica Beach in East Hampton Village, Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue Beaches in Amagansett, and South Edison and Ditch Plain Beaches in Montauk.

 

Read more about the Portuguese man-of-wars found on Long Island beaches.