sample viles
Biology News

The Portuguese Man-of-war Is Not a Jellyfish and Packs a Nasty Sting

Dr. Paul Bologna, Professor, speaks with HowStuffWorks about this fascinating creature

Posted in: In the Media, Marine Biology

Physalia Physalis
The Portuguese man-of war (Physalia physalis) has a network of tentacles that can measure anywhere between 30 feet (9 meters) and 100 feet (around 30 meters) long. WILD HORIZONS/UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP/GETTY IMAGES

Learn about the Portuguese Man-of-war