The Lethal Beauty of the Portuguese Man O’ War

The Deadly Portuguese Man O War

In a fascinating clip from the BBC documentary Blue Planet II, narrator David Attenborough elegantly explains how the beautiful but incredibly lethal Portuguese Man O’ War catches food underwater with its tentacles while still remaining partially above the surface.

As it floats on the surface of the ocean, the Man O’ War looks beautiful and harmless but packs a killer sting with its deadly tentacles.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.