Interesting Facts and Other Links
Other Interesting Facts
- The fossil records for Physalia physalis go back 600 million years.
- Men of War sometimes end up floating into groups of thousands.
- The Portuguese Man of War is the only Genus in the family Physaliidae.
- The nematocysts of Physalia are still potent long after the have washed up on shore and died.
- The Potuguese Man of War got its name because the float looks like the sails of the Portuguese fighting ship (man-of-war).