EDGARTOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials are warning the public after a Portuguese man o’ war washed up Thursday on a Martha’s Vineyard beach.
The venomous jellyfish was found on South Beach, according to the Edgartown Parks Department.
The man o’ war is known for its long tentacles, which can deliver a painful sting. Its venom is typically strong enough to kill fish and in rare cases, humans.
Swimmers have been asked to use caution when entering the water.
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