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DateMarch 15, 2010, 3:44 am
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MessageSaw hundreds of Portuguese Man of Wars on beach in Fort Lauderdale Florida March 8, 2010.

DateOctober 13, 2009, 1:25 pm
MessageMy family is on vacation this week in San Destin, FL - and there were lots of moon jellyfish the past 2 days, and I was telling my family about my run-in with a Portuguese Man of War when I was 14 years old (37 years ago...) while living in Hawaii (Kaneohe, Oahu). I remember the intense pain and stinging that lasted for hours. I went to the ER on a golf cart as the beach was near a golf course.

I was stung because I remember thinking my sister's bathing suit was losing a string, and reached out and actually pulled on what I thought was a string, but was one of the poisonous tentacles. I had not thought of that memory in years until I saw your website.

But without even looking at the pictures I gave an exact description of the man-of-war. smilie And I remember the pain to this day -

I actually still have scars on the fingers of my right hand where the tentacles wrapped around them.

Thanks for a good website.

NameElizabeth Kobe
DateAugust 6, 2009, 10:59 pm
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Messagesmilie Hello,going on 6 years now and still a bit scared of the waters... appears jellies are on the rise round the world. Website is wonderful and informative. Thanks Mark!

DateJune 9, 2009, 8:07 pm
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MessageYour the first to sign the 2nd Edition Portuguese man of war guestbook!

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