What makes the box jellyfish so deadly?



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    The box jellyfish has high stinging potential, with 15 tentacles that can grow up to 3 meters long. Altogether, it may have 75,000 stinging cells, or nematocysts. According to the Great Barrier Reef Australia organization, “You have virtually no chance of surviving the venomous sting. The pain is so excruciating and overwhelming that you would most likely go into shock and drown before reaching the shore.”

    However, if someone who gets stings is rescued, the action of the nematocysts can be stopped with domestic vinegar. Life-saving measures like CPR and artificial respiration may be necessary until professional medical help can be reached.

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    Box jellyfish, one of the most poisonous creatures in the world, have enough poison in them to kill three adult humans. Their tentacles are covered with cnidocysts, and each one contains a tiny dart and a lot of poison. When a person is stung by a box jellyfish, the toxin is released into the bloodstream. The toxin can cause a high increase in blood pressure, stop the heart, put a person in shock, and kill them. Victims of the sting are generally treated like snakebite victims and should be taken to a hospital immediately. Survivors may experience a considerable amount of pain and scarring even weeks after being stung.

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    The Box jellyfish is one of the most  deadly creatures in the world. Their venom contains toxins that attack the heart, nervous system,  and skin cells. Being attacked by the scary Box jellyfish is known to be so painful that humans have been known to go into shock, drown or die of heart failure before swimming back to shore. Survivors suffer from tremendous pain for weeks and are left with scars where the tentacles made contact with their skin.

    Box jellyfishes are also known as sea wasps and marine stingers. These invertebrates carnivores live in coastal waters off the western Australia and in the Indo-Pacific. They are transparent and have tints of pale blue

    These creatures have up to 15 tentacles which grow from each side of their bell . Each tentacles can grow up to ten feet long. Their lifespan is less than a year. These jellyfish grow to be 10 feet long and can weigh up to four and half pounds. These developed jellyfishes not only drift in the waters but have developed the ability to move.

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