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​​Created by Michael Todd
with Cora Gutel, Nick Geist, & Chris Todd

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Man O' War

   (Physalia physalis)
aka blue bottle or floating terror

The Man O' War is the world's only colonial animal. A marine hydrozoan found  in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Indian and Pacific Oceans, its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful (and sometimes fatal) sting. Despite its outward appearance, the Man O' War is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which, unlike jellyfish, is not actually a single multicellular organism, but a colonial organism made up of specialized individual animals called zooids or polyps. These polyps are attached to one another and are unable to survive independently, and therefore have to work together like a so-called individual animal.

The name "man o' war" comes from the man-of-war, an 18th-century armed sailing ship, and the cnidarian's supposed resemblance to the Portuguese version at full sail.

The sail is equipped with a siphon. In the event of a surface attack, the sail can be deflated, allowing the organism to briefly submerge.

The other three polyp types are known as dactylozooid (defense), gonozooid (reproduction), and gastrozooid (feeding).

The Portuguese man o' war is a carnivore. Using its venomous tentacles, a man o' war traps and paralyzes its prey. It typically feeds on small marine organisms, such as fish and plankton, and has few predators of its own.

Underwater Jaminalz

Jaminalz in the Air

Creepy Jaminalz

Jaminalz Around the World

Real Life Jaminalz


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I'm staying away from this maniac!

Man O' War  Songbook

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