The hub will also work with the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators to develop a box jellyfish
(Irukandji) research project to determine how this marine hazard responds to changing water quality and how to predict its presence, based on environmental conditions.
The world's deadliest is the Sea Wasp box jellyfish
which lives in South East Asian and Australian waters.
Of course last year's jaunt to the great continent of Australia garnered plenty of well-earned praise for our presenter - well, anyone who can come face to face with a box jellyfish
, the most venomous animal on the planet, and not run back to England, screaming all the way, deserves the accolade.
and he'll say 'There's box jellyfish
in there, great whites, sea snakes.
That's before you consider the resident reef sharks, box jellyfish
, and stingrays.
gt; About 50 people die each year from box jellyfish
The intrepid traveller likes to look behind the tourist brochure and his stop at Weipa, on the Cape York peninsula, saw him speak to a scientist who listed some of the things to look out for before getting into the water - saltwater crocodiles, sea snakes, sharks and box jellyfish
, the world's most venomous animal.
A zinc compound sometimes taken to treat the common cold might have a second career as emergency treatment for anyone unlucky enough to get stung by an Australian box jellyfish
The world's most poisonous animals are the Box Jellyfish
, King Cobra, the Marbled Cone Snail - and Malcolm Tucker.
StingOUT(TM) is a new product designed to soothe the extremely painful sting of the box jellyfish
, considered the most venomous marine creature, and the Portuguese man-of-war, which has been found in waters from Texas and Florida to the Northeastern United States.
Am now scared of funnel-web spiders, box jellyfish
, blue ringed octopus, paralysis ticks and stone fish.
However, unlike the box jellyfish
(sea wasp) of Australia, ours are rarely lethal.