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Man O' War Are Back on South Padre Island

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    Dangerous Man O' War Washing Up on Texas Beaches

    The Portuguese Man O' War are back in South Padre Island. They may look like colorful balloons washed up on the shore, but the creatures pack a powerful sting. (Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019)

    The Portuguese Man O’ War are back on South Padre Island.

    They may look like colorful balloons washed up on the shore, but these creatures pack a powerful sting. They are named after their resemblance to 18th century Portuguese sail ships. They are brought here by wind currents and the tide.

    Padre Island National Seashore put out a warning on Facebook for visitors to "watch where you step!"

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