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Blue bottles

Blue Bottles, or Portuguese Man O’ War (Physalia physalis), are one of the ocean swimmers evil nemesis’s due to there often nasty sting.

In this lesson you will learn about Blue Bottles, why you shouldn’t always fear them and how to treat a bluebottle sting.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise a Blue Bottle
  • Demonstrate how to treat a Blue Bottle sting

Andre Slade

Andre is the owner of OceanFit with over 20 years in the swimming education, lifeguarding and coastal safety industry.



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