Man-of-war warning on the East End

The creatures have been spotted at Hither Hills in Montauk and Tiana Beach. (7/3/13)

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MONTAUK - If you're ready to cool off in the ocean, beware on the East End.

Officials say Portuguese man-of-wars are washing up.

The creatures have been seen at Hither Hills in Montauk, Tiana Beach and a number of Southampton spots.

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Experts say the man-of-wars are passing through on their journey north. They are expected to be gone by this weekend.

This is the first Long Island man-of-war sighting in seven years.

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