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Physalia

(fī-sal'ē-ă),
A genus of the invertebrate phylum Cnidaria that includes the Portuguese man-of-war.

Physalia

[fisā′lēə]
a genus of marine invertebrates of the phylum Cnidaria. See Portuguese man-of-war.

Phy·sal·i·a

(fī-sā'lē-ă)
A genus of the invertebrate phylum Cnidaria that includes the Portuguese man-of-war.
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He added: "The Portuguese man o' war floats on the surface of the water.
Portuguese man o' war are not jellyfish, though are closely related.
She believes the deaths and the arrival of "weird" sea creatures such as the Portuguese Man o' War and the goose barnacles could be linked to stormy weather at sea.
A THE jellyfish is named after its air-filled bladder which allows it to float on the sea's surface, and looks similar to an old fashioned warship under sail - also known as a Portuguese Man O' War.
The Portuguese Man o' War have bright purple or blue bodies and brightly-coloured tentacles that carry toxins.
Then in one rock-pool my eye was caught by what looked like a partially deflated balloon - a Portuguese Man O' War no less.
The Portuguese Man o' War delivers a toxic sting from metreslong tentacles that lie beneath the surface of the sea as it floats on top hunting food.
Swarms of the Portuguese Man o' War jellyfish have been swept here from the Caribbean by the unseasonal high winds of recent weeks.