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Portuguese Man-of-War
 
Latin name: Physalia physalis
Status: common
Size: The body of the Man-of-War can be between 3 to 12 inches, and tentacles can reach as long as 165 feet!
Diet: This jellyfish will eat small fish, or anything that is poisones and entangles by the tentacles.
Lives: In tropical and subtropical pelagic waters
Responce to Humans: If any tentacles come in contack with skin, it will leave a very bad rash, and contact with this jellyfish can be fatal.
 
 
Box Jellyfish
 
Latin Name: Chironex fleckeri
Status: not endangered
Size: This jellyfish can weigh 2 kg.
Diet: The Box jellyfish is a scvenger, but it eats shrimp whenever possible.
Lives: This jellyfish lives in shallow waters, and along beaches, but currents can carry them further away.
Responce to Humans: Box jellyfish are highly venemous, and have enough poison to kill a person. They are considered to be the most venemous marine animal.

By Meag and Katrina

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