box jellyfish


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box jellyfish

n.
Any of several jellyfishlike marine cnidarians of the class Cubozoa of tropical and subtropical waters, having an almost transparent cube-shaped body, complex eyes, and stinging tentacles containing potent toxins in some species.

box jellyfish

n
(Animals) any of various highly venomous jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, esp Chironex fleckeri, of Australian tropical waters, having a cuboidal body with tentacles hanging from each of the lower corners. Also called (Austral): sea wasp
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With just five days before its Butanding Festival, Donsol town in Sorsogon province had limited its whale shark interaction due to sightings of the deadly box jellyfish in local waters.
Luciano Chiaverano, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Southern Mississippi, told CBC News it looked like a box jellyfish had accidentally swallowed a fish too large for it to digest.
Stings from these box jellyfish -- which can be smaller than a fingernail -- can cause acute muscular pain, violent vomiting, feelings of "impending doom", hair that stands on end, strokes, heart failure and death within minutes.
Far more dangerous are box jellyfish, which have caused over 70 fatalities across Australia.
Thankfully, the more dangerous box jellyfish, which looks like a floating plastic bag, is rarely seen in Oman's waters.'
In 2015, a German tourist was killed by a box jellyfish, one of the world's deadliest species, on the southern island of Koh Samui.
Here we test the hypothesis that the Caribbean box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora Conant, 1897 is able to regenerate an ablated rhopalium to full functionality.
Its centerpiece video, Best Is Man's Breath Quality, 2017, is ostensibly narrated by a member of the species Chironex fleckeri, commonly known as the sea wasp or box jellyfish, who speaks over footage as varied as a motorbike emitting exhaust fumes, a summer solstice festival in Sweden, and water lilies absorbing sunlight.
To celebrate their future together, they visited an island off southeastern Thailand, Ko Pha Ngan--where there were no warnings about the box jellyfish in the waters near their cabana.
Coming into contact with one can be highly dangerous as several jellyfish, such as the box jellyfish know Omani waters as home.
The world's deadliest is the Sea Wasp box jellyfish which lives in South East Asian and Australian waters.