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.