PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A number of highly venomous relatives of jellyfish have been spotted both in the water and washing ashore in a popular vacation spot for Pittsburghers.
According to a Facebook post by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, a small number of Portuguese man-of-wars have been spotted on South Carolina beaches.READ MORE: Ohio Reports More Deaths Than Births In 2020; Experts Cite Pandemic
The Department of Natural Resources advises that you should keep an eye out for these creatures both in the water and on the beach.READ MORE: Jackpot-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $1.75 Million Sold In Indiana County
They say that even a dead man-of-war has a sting that might be strong enough to send you to the hospital.
Luckily, they’re easy enough to spot.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 3-Day Total Of 989 New Cases, 11 More Deaths
They have a distinct bright blue top, or “float.” So if you’re heading to South Carolina this summer, keep your eyes open for any flashes of neon blue.