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It has a kind of sail, body and tentacles that carry more than 10 types of venom, which it spontaneously secretes to paralyze the fish or defend against its predators.
The Australian surfer Neal Cameron published on Facebook on Sunday a video that went viral on a Physalia physalis, known as ‘Portuguese caravel’, ‘blue bottle’, ‘aguavivas’ or ‘false jellyfish’, about 2.5 meters length.
“The cyclone (Oma) brings a giant blue bottle to the shore … This is an 8-foot board … Run to the hills!” Said the Australian under the recording.
The video has received many comments on Reddit. One of the most prominent says: “That is as scary, if not more, than a shark, a shark could swim away and not get in touch with you.”
The Physalia Physalis has a kind of sail, body and tentacles that carry more than 10 types of venom, which it spontaneously secretes to paralyze the fish or defend against their predators. If a human being comes in contact with its tentacles it will suffer intense pain and irritation, although children and allergic people are at risk of suffering cardiac arrest.
Normally the gelatinous candle of these organisms can reach between 15 and 30 centimeters, but their tentacles can reach more than 10 meters .
The blue bottle is a fairly common species in the tropical and subtropical areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as in the Atlantic Gulf Stream. They are frequently spotted on the Australian shores during the summer thanks to the winds. In the year 2017, the Surf Life Saving Queensland organization estimated that only on the beaches of that state about 38,000 people were stung by these ‘false jellyfish’.