Messina, a “Portuguese Caravel” found at Capo Peloro

MESSINA. A specimen of Portuguese caravel (Physalia physalis) was found yesterday on the beach of Capo Peloro, in the Strait of Messina, come on biologists of the research company Necton. “The species is particularly dangerous”, explain the researchers, who invite those who come across individuals of this species to contact Necton staff at 3391249021.

The species is not common in the Mediterranean and skin contact results very stinging. In water it moves on the surface, so it is visible, but its filamentous tentacles are particularly long and can reach swimmers even at a certain distance.

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