Por­tuguese man-of-war spot­ted

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

HALIFAX — Un­wanted visi­tors of the gelati­nous kind are be­ing spot­ted in Nova Sco­tia wa­ters, spook­ing some swim­mers who come across the po­ten­tially lethal species.

A Halifax re­searcher says she has five con­firmed sight­ings of Por­tuguese man-of-war so far this sum­mer, rais­ing ques­tions about their un­usual pres­ence in north­ern wa­ters.

Bethany Nord­strom, a bi­ol­ogy stu­dent at Dal­housie Univer­sity, says strong winds and cur­rents likely pushed the colour­ful species into ar­eas out­side Halifax.

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