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Old Mar 28, 2011, 2:19 PM   #1
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Default A morning walk on Matagorda Island, Texas

These are a few scenes taken on March 26th. on one of the long barrier islands on the Gulf of Mexico. Air temperature in the low eighties.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 2:23 PM   #2
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Some additional photos.
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Haha, love the coconut with the hitchhikers. What is the blue plasticy looking thing?
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It's the float of a Portuguese Man O'War, a very nasty jellyfish. This float was about 7 or 8 inches long which would make the tentacle lengths 7 to 10 feet. The tentacles tend to wrap around the body, arm, or leg of unsuspecting swimmers. Very hard to see in surf like you find in the Gulf. I assure you, they hurt like hell. Even when washed ashore the stinging cells are still 100% active for quite a while.
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Oooh, thanks for the explanation. I will make sure I don't swim in the Gulf anytime soon. Cheers
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