Man O' War are usually mistaken for jellyfish, but are far more venomous and their tentacles are capable of stretching as long as 165 feet!
Matthew Landau, a professor of Marine Science at Stockton University, explained that to humans, a Man O' War sting can be fatal even when they appear to be dead. He explains:
"Symptoms are usually localized (pain where contact was made), but in some cases there can be muscle and joint aches, or even confusion and respiratory distress. In extreme cases, a victim may go into shock, which in deep water will lead to drowning."
So, should we be expecting an infestation of these drifting jelly-monsters? The professor puts us at ease, saying:
"I suppose that, in theory, if the oceans are warming, the natural range of the Portuguese Man O' War might be extended. Personally, I don't think that there will be a significant factor in the animal's distribution for a long time."
Either way, we hope beachgoers at the Jersey Shore are extra cautious this summer!
It's hard to imagine the Oscars without its jaw-dropping ending!
As you know, La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Best Picture award when it was really Moonlight that won! The shocking moment led to an awkward series of events, with even Jimmy Kimmel cutting in to smooth everything over.