Uncanny Factoid: Man-O-War

10 Feb 2011


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The man of war is actually made from a colony of organisms that work together. The tentacles can extend 165 feet or 50 meters below the surface of the water. The average however is 30 feet.

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The man-of-war comprises four separate polyps. It gets its name from the uppermost polyp, a gas-filled bladder, or pneumatophore, which sits above the water and somewhat resembles an old warship at full sail.

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Learn Something Fun: Man-of-wars are also known as bluebottles for the purple-blue color of their pneumatophores.



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Alkhoren 10 year s ago
Never heard or saw that before, thanks for the post
       
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incognito562 10 year s ago
holy shiz i thought it was like an inflatable thing or somethin..
       
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