Friday, March 14, 2014

Dead Bluebottle

These nasty stingers are sometimes blown in onto Sydney's beaches. Elsewhere in the world it is known as the "Portuguese Man o War".

First Aid

Remove any tentacles. Wash the site of the sting with lots of seawater.

Immerse the victims site of the sting in tolerably hot water. NOT vinegar.


  1. Eek! My sister once had a a large one land on her while she was riding a wave, the surfer next to her had to help pull her back because the venom was already setting in. Stay safe from their nasty stingers!


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