On Wednesday morning, a member of the Facebook group "Hualien Person", posted two photos showing Portuguese Man o' War
washed up on the rocky Qixingtan Beach in Hualien County.
An invasion of Portuguese Man O' Wars
has closed most of the region's beaches to swimmers.
A swarm of Portuguese Man O' Wars
resulted in the closure of the region's beaches.
"Consequently we have seen one of the largest infestations of the Portuguese man o' war
land on our western seaboard in more than 100 years.
However, the East Coast National Scenic Area Headquarters was cited by CNA as saying that in recent days a large number of the more venomous Portuguese Man o' War
(physalia physalis) have indeed been found by members of the public and confirmed in coastal areas of Taitung, on the northern coast of Green Island, Hualian's Qixingtan Beach, and the Hualian River Estuary, among other places.
The UK Coastguard is warning people to stay safe after reports of jellyfish which resemble the Portuguese Man o' War
washing up on beaches in Dorset and Devon.
They wrote: "We have had confirmed reports of a number of Portuguese man o' war
. These have the appearance of jellyfish but technically are a number of sea animals all attached as a group.
LETHAL Portuguese man o' war
are being washed up on our shores - and experts say they could soon arrive in large numbers.
And yesterday, a teenage swimmer was taken to hospital after being stung by one of a large number of venomous Portuguese Man o' War
jellyfish which have turned up on the Pembrokeshire coast.
Mrs Marshadlam, who said one sting mark was the size of an egg, did not have a good look at the creature but was sure it was it was a Portuguese man o' war
because of the severity of her injuries.
Q HOW did the jellyfish called the Portuguese Man O' War
get its name?