The Sequel: Portuguese Man O War In Gibraltar
Almost a month after the last alert, our charity has counted more than 40 specimen of the poisonous Portuguese man o' war washed ashore the east side of Gibraltar. They have been removed by the Environmental Agency, but caution should be taken when visiting the beaches.
portuguese man o war in eastern beach, Gibraltar
We advise anyone seeing a Portuguese man o' war to avoid skin contact and to call the authorities in order to remove them.
Skin contact with the tentacles of a specimen can cause a human skin irritation, pains, respiratory problems, allergic shocks, muscle spasms or even result in death. If you have come in touch with a Portuguese man o' war in the water or a dead one washed ashore, cool the sting with salt water and consult a doctor as soon as possible.