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Sting in the tail - man of war hits Manx shores

Jellyfish with a toxic sting have been found on beaches in the Isle of Man.

Three Portuguese Man of War jellyfish have been found in the south of the Island in the past couple of days.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is warning anyone who sees one not to touch it and give it a wide berth as the stinging tenticles are very long.

UK marine wildlife groups recently urged people to report sightings after several were washed up in the wouth of England.

Daff says it's especially important children know not to touch them.

The Man of War has a distinctive pink "sail" visible at the surface of the sea and can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter.

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