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Portuguese man-of-wars washing up on South Carolina beaches

Wildlife officials say visitors to South Carolina beaches should be on the lookout for Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish.
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Wildlife officials say visitors to South Carolina beaches should be on the lookout for Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish. 

According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, a few these highly-venomous jellyfish have washed up on the state’s beaches recently. 

The department warns that even a dead man-of-war can still sting you. 

The jellyfish are easy to recognize with their bright blue ‘float’. 

SCDNR says man-of-war jellyfish typically live in the open ocean but are occasionally pushed onto shore by strong winds.