More Portuguese Man-of-Wars Wash Up on the Jersey Shore
Last week we mentioned a potentially deadly Portuguese man o’ war washing up on the Harvey Cedars beach on Long Beach Island. This week more man-of-wars are popping up on beaches much closer to home.
According to the Atlantic City Press, Some Portuguese man-of-wars washed up on the southern New Jersey shore in the past week, including ones in Ocean City and Stone Harbor over the weekend.
The man of war's sting can be highly toxic and extremely painfull. It could also be life-threatening. You shoud avoid all contact with the man-of-wars, even the dead ones can give off a painfull sting with tentacles as long as thirty feet . Notify your lifeguard as soon as you see one.