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Just So You Know, Bluebottles Aren't Jellyfish

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All Australians have had their encounters with the dreaded bluebottle.

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These mean suckers have been giving beach-goers nasty stings for generations. But a lot of people think they're just normal, everyday jellyfish.

They're actually siphonophores. Although a lot of people consider them jellyfish because of their stinging tentacles, the bluebottle isn't a multicellular organism - it's a colony of tiny little creatures called zooids.

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