- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State natural resources officials are urging beachgoers to beware of stinging Portuguese man-of-war, which have returned to Delaware after a 15-year absence.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said in a news release Monday that the jellyfish-like creatures washed up on beaches at Delaware Seashore State Park, Fenwick Island State Park and Cape Henlopen State Park over the holiday weekend.

Natural Resources Police Chief Wayne Kline says tentacles on the man-of-war can grow to 50 feet long. He says the marine creatures can cause very painful stings.

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