A box jellyfish at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Box jellies, also called sea wasps and marine stingers, live primarily in coastal waters off northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific. Their venom is considered to be among the most deadly in the world, containing toxins that attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells
Australia’s marine environment is home to many interesting animals, including some harmful jellyfish collectively known as marine stingers. These marine stingers are easy to avoid but can cause discomfort if you are stung, and some of the tropical species, such as the Irukandji and the Box Jellyfish can be lethal. #creatures #danger #fauna #jellyfish #wildlife
Irukandji Jellyfish - symptoms includes severe lower back pain, vomiting and muscle cramps, and if particularly serious, could result in toxic heart failure, fluid on the lungs or a brain haemorrhage. Around 30% of cases result in some form of heart failure, and one in five victims suffer life-threatening complications and end up on life support.
The Irukandji Jellyfish (Carukia barnesi) inhabits waters of Australia. This is a deadly jellyfish, which is only 2.5 centimeters (with bell and tentacles) in diameter, which makes it difficult to spot. http://www.irukandjijellyfish.com
Frank im Hinblick auf: To that jellyfish post you did ,this one one is the most dangerous and the smallest. They can't figure out why something this small has such dangerous venom. Located over in The Queens Land area of Australia. www.jellyfishfacts.net/irukandji-jellyfish.html#
Irukandji jellyfish (play /ˌɪrəˈkændʒi/ IRR-ə-KAN-jee) are tiny and extremely venomous jellyfish that inhabit marine waters of Australia and which are able to fire their stingers into their victim, causing symptoms collectively known as Irukandji syndrome. Its size is roughly no larger than a cubic centimetre (1 cm3). There are two known species of Irukandji: Carukia barnesi and the recently discovered Malo kingi.
The Irukandji Jellyfish (Carukia barnesi) inhabits waters of Australia. This is a deadly jellyfish, which is only 2.5 centimeters (with bell and tentacles) in diameter, which makes it difficult to spot. The Irukandji is believed to be the most venomous creature in the world. Irukandji has stingers not only on its tentacles but also on its bell. Irukandji is very small and fragile, it cannot be kept in a normal aquarium because if they hit the side the impact will kill it.