Adventures to have and places to see

Portuguese Man-o-War

Portuguese Man-o-War
These aren’t jellyfish, but they look like one. I use the term ‘they’ because a man-o-war is actually four different creatures that co-exist as a community. These are fascinating creatures, but you don’t want to run into one of them while snorkelling. They can give you a nasty sting that will wreck your day. The tentacles can drift up to twenty behind them!

Sightings:

Portuguese Man-o-War

16 January 2020

There were lots of these in the water and on the beach when we visited Jibacoa in January 2020. It seemed that a Northwest wind would bring them in. That resulted in quite a few red flag days so we couldn’t go snorkelling.