Byron Bay – Blue Bottles

Have you seen Blue Bottles in Byron Bay?

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In the Summer along Byron beaches (especially when there is a northerly wind) you may find Blue Bottles in the water or washed up on the sand.

These blue creatures are also known as Portuguese man o’ war or man-of-war.

The name ‘man o’ war’ comes from the man-of-war, an 18th-century sailing warship, resemblance to the Portuguese version at full sail.

 Its long tentacles deliver a painful sting, which is venomous and powerful enough to kill fish.

Blue bottles are responsible for up to 10,000 human stings in Australia each summer!

If you do happen to be stung, don’t worry! Simply follow the above tips and you’ll be fine 🙂👍

So don’t be scared about going in the water, just beware and appreciate Blue Bottles from afar!

If you’re curious to know more click on this link attached: Blue Bottle Newspaper Article

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