Box Jellyfish

It's a beautiful afternoon for diving, and the corals are amazing.

Suddenly, your skin feel a sharp, burning sensation.

You've just been stung by a jellyfish.

Because of overfishing and global warming, we can expect more of these incidents than before. Overfishing removes jellyfish predators. Warmer water raises the jellyfishes’ metabolism. They grow faster, eat more, breed more, and live longer.

The world's deadliest jellyfish

More than 2,000 species of jellyfish swimming through the world's waters, and
most stings are completely harmless.

However, some will leave you in excruciating pain. A fraction of these are killers.

The box jellyfish is one the world's deadliest jellyfish. Its is considered to be the most deadly in the world, containing toxins that attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells.

Because its sting is so overpoweringly painful, victims may go into shock and drown, or die of heart failure before even reaching shore.

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