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  • Today I learnt that the Portuguese Man O’ War is not, in fact, a jellyfish, but a siphonophore. I also learnt that it is not one single animal, but is actually made up of many tiny organisms known as zooids. These zooids are attached to each other and are unable to survive on their own. 
The blanket octopus has been known to tear off the tentacles of the Portuguese Man O’ War to use for defensive purposes (they are immune to the sting).

    Today I learnt that the Portuguese Man O’ War is not, in fact, a jellyfish, but a siphonophore. I also learnt that it is not one single animal, but is actually made up of many tiny organisms known as zooids. These zooids are attached to each other and are unable to survive on their own. 

    The blanket octopus has been known to tear off the tentacles of the Portuguese Man O’ War to use for defensive purposes (they are immune to the sting).

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