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Marathon Swimming & Portuguese Man o War

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in IGS Feature, Portuguese Man O War | Comments Off

Among the various considerations of marathon swimming is the presence of a nearly invisible predator called the Portuguese Man of War. ...

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Chloë Can Do Half Million For CanTeen And Can Assist

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in IGS Feature, Portuguese Man O War | 0 comments

Chloë will face nearly every obstacle known to the open water swimming world: box jellyfish, Portuguese man o war, currents of...

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Dangerous When Wet, Especially With Blue Bottles

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in IGS Feature, Portuguese Man O War | Comments Off

When Shelley Taylor-Smith swam 90 km from Sydney to Wollongong in Australia in an attempt to replicate Des Renford‘s pioneering swim...

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Penny Palfrey Press Conference On Her Cuba Swim

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in Portuguese Man O War | Comments Off

Chris Palfrey hosted Penny Palfrey‘s press conference in Key West while his wife remained in a local hospital under observation....

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The Hardest Open Water Swims In The World (Northern Hemisphere)

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Portuguese Man O War | Comments Off

The world has innumerable locations for incredibly hard open water swims. Rough conditions, cold water, sharks, jellyfish, tides,...

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Is Your Sting From A Portuguese Man o War Or Box Jellyfish?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 in Portuguese Man O War | Comments Off

“CUBA. Stings from Portuguese man o war tend to be erratic in shape,” explains marine expert Dr. Gail Grabowsky of Honolulu,...

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