WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (WTVD) — Several Portuguese Man-of-War have been spotted off the coast of Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina and Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service.
Where are man o war jellyfish found?
Man-of-wars are found floating in warm waters throughout the world’s oceans. They are primarily found in tropical and subtropical oceans, but strays can be found up the Eastern Atlantic coast as far north as the Bay of Fundy (Canada). They drift on the currents or use their bladder to ‘sail’ with the wind.
What happens if you get stung by a Portuguese man-of-war?
In rare cases, it can be life-threatening. After a sting, the tentacles leave long, stringy red welts on the skin. The welts last from minutes to hours. There is local pain, burning, swelling, and redness.
Are there jellyfish in Wrightsville Beach?
White-spotted jellyfish were seen three times between Wrightsville Beach and Beaufort, N.C., during a two-week span this fall, the nonprofit Science by the Sea said earlier this month. … A man in Wrightsville Beach photographed one of the jellyfish, showing it to be nearly 3 feet wide, WWAY reported Sept. 29.