“Increased Presence” Of Portuguese Man-of-War

May 5, 2016

The Department of Parks said they wish to advise the public that “current onshore wind conditions have caused an increased presence of Portuguese Man-of-War [PMOW] at Horseshoe Bay today” and have advised the “swimming public to take extreme care and caution while in or near the ocean over the next few days.”

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A spokesperson said, “In addition to flying a Purple flag at the tower indicating the presence of marine life hazard and advising beach patrons through informal contact on the beach, the Lifeguards have additionally placed PMOW signs along the beach.

“We wish to advise the swimming public to take extreme care and caution while in or near the ocean over the next few days. PMOW can cause extremely painful strings upon human contact.

“Members of the public are advised to stay away from them and not to touch them, even if they are on land, as the tentacles can still be very venomous.”

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  1. Terry says:

    OH NO!!!!!!!!
    The Premier goes to Azores and two days later the wind hits the sail…..

    Not a good sign folks……………………………….

    • Ya boy told em, Hey, we have an OPEN DOOR Policy back in Bermuda, me and Trevor will meet you there when we get back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Joonya says:

        Would you have been happier if he had taken a posse to India?

  2. mg says:

    yesterday i counted 42 washed away on Church bay!!!

  3. Tj says:

    Step on those disgusting things spray bleach on the market nasty. Edward.

  4. Kathy says:

    The public should also be aware that they have the power to kill a young child. Extreme caution should be taken with children.

  5. Snarf says:

    ewart brown jumped in the ocean and scared all the jellyfish out