Portuguese man-of-war wash up in Hamptons

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  1. Rael

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    Portuguese man-of-war wash up in Hamptons


    Originally published: July 2, 2013 1:40 PM
    Updated: July 2, 2013 2:05 PM
    By DAVID M. SCHWARTZ david.schwartz@newsday.com

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    Photo credit: Doug Kuntz | Venomous Portuguese man-of-war, native to the Pacific and Indian oceans, have washed up in the Hamptons. (July 1, 2013)

    Several venomous Portuguese man-of-war have washed ashore on Southampton beaches, the first time the large stinging jellyfish-like species has been seen in the area in about a decade, a town official said Tuesday.
    Eric Shultz, president of the Southampton Town Trustees, said eight of them, between 8 inches and 10 inches in diameter, were found this weekend by volunteers monitoring piping plovers.
    Shultz, who heads the board that oversees the Southampton coastline, said there were no reports of injuries and he wasn't concerned about the carnivorous man-of-war impacting tourism before the July Fourth holiday weekend.
    "If there were thousands of them, I'd be concerned. But there are eight in 26 miles of beach. It's not a huge influx," he said.
    Five man-of-war were on a beach in East Quogue. One was in Southampton Village; and two were in Sagaponack. A few more were found in East Hampton, Shultz said.
    He said he last remembers a Portuguese man-of-war on the Southampton beaches about 10 years ago.
    Schultz attributed the mostly tropical species washing ashore on Long Island to recent storms that pushed them off the Gulf Stream.
    There were no reports of anyone being stung, but he posted photos to the trustee's Facebook page to warn people to stay away from the them. Even dead, they could still sting, Shultz said.
    His biggest surprise is the attention they've gotten.
    "We got 20,000 hits on our Facebook page," he said. "I've never seen anything like it."
     
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    is it a boy m-o-w or a girl m-o-w?
     
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    I, for one, am hoping that one of the mad chop geniuses here puts that on Wiggy's head, has it attacking Ohnoe, etc. etc...but I am FAR from tainting the creative genius of the Chop Artistes
     
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    Has Howard thanked it it yet?
     
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    Even dead, they could still sting, Shultz said.

    WTF???
     
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    I hope Beth saves it's life and brings it home as her new foster.
     
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    We get those washing up down here on NC beaches, they still have toxins in the tenticals although that one pictured looks like they are rotted off. Normally they have long mean-ass stingers and they will fuck up your day surfing...

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    ok
     
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    The guy in that pic drank green drink to remove the toxins -heyyyyoooo
     
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    My kid got stung by a tiny regular jelly last friday, he said it really wasn't that bad, it just stung for a while. The cure is Piss. Not kidding, the acidity is perfect to neutralize the toxins, lil fucker wouldn't let me piss on him though :nocheer:
     
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    Fuckin disgusting
     
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    I hope the Sterns get their man-o-wars from a rescue breeder.
     
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    My kid got stung at the OBX, Small blisters, ice helped.
     
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    Strangled by that damn seaweed....
     
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    Send the link to Howard… he'll be scared shitless, won't enjoy the beach/swimming and will be miserable. :cheer: