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Box Jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) The Most Venomous Creature In The World!

The Box Jellyfish or (Chironex fleckeri) is just one of the 28 different species of Box Jellyfish. The Chironex fleckeri is the most infamous of the Box Jellyfish due to its large appearance and deadly sting. The venom from just one of these creatures is strong enough to kill up to 60 humans in as little as 3 minutes from only one of its up to 60 tentacles. This makes it the most venomous jellyfish in the world! This creature's venom is so quick to act that it is also the most venomous creature in the entire world! Quicker than any snake, spider or insect anywhere on planet earth. The Box Jellyfish's sting is so powerfully painful, human victims have been known to just go into shock and drown or die of heart failure before even reaching shore. This is why there is not as many official deaths caused by these creatures. This saltwater fish can reach lengths of just under 16' with its tentacles that can have a total of five billion stinging cells. Its trandulcent blue appearance makes it very difficult to see while swimming in the ocean and all this makes it one extremely dangerous sea creature. These Jellyfish are normally found off the coast of Australia and Southeastern Asia, especially in the summer months. The Chironex fleckeri like some other Box Jellyfish have 24 eyes! It is debatable how much they use these cluster of eyes due to the fact that they lack a Central Nervous System. They feed on small fish and the only thing that hunts them is a form of sea turtle that is somehow immune to the venom. This creature is also known as the Marine Stinger or Sea Wasp. To get a glimpse of this creature in action check out the video below...




2 comments:

Celeste said...

Hello
I work for a company called Gold Standard which is a recently acquired Elsevier company and we provide and produce on-line references to be used at the point of care by health care professionals. Our flagship product is Clinical Pharmacology, a drug information reference. We have been working with Michael Shannon, editor of the Elsevier text Haddad & Winchester’s Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose to create an on-line reference product for toxicology. Several of the sections in the text discuss poisoning by animals (e.g., snakes, frogs, lizards, wasps, jellyfish, mushrooms, plants, etc). We were hoping to incorporate images of these animals in the on-line product. I am looking for pictures of Box Jellyfish to be used in the section on venomous marine life and came across your pictures that are exactly what I am looking for at this site!
I wanted to ask your permission to use the two Box Jellyfish picture for our online book. If you agree, would you mind sending me an email? I can even attribute the pictures online to your blogspot!!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Celeste Hunter

Editorial Assistant

Gold Standard

813-579-3916

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