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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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.
The country has an abundant population of box jellyfish, those extremely dangerous creatures that can kill a child within minutes.
Grief, grit, love, loss, world travel and the deadly sting of a box jellyfish all have a place in Shannon Leone Fowler's intensely personal and appealing memoir, Traveling with Ghosts.
Species of the box jellyfish (Cubozoa) genus Alatina are notorious for their sting along the beaches of several localities of the Atlantic and Pacific.
Coming into contact with one can be highly dangerous as several jellyfish, such as the box jellyfish know Omani waters as home.
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 much larger major box jellyfish, named for its box-like body, has extremely fast-acting venom in its tentacles and can kill within minutes.
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.
Print color images of the following animals: water spider, box jellyfish, three-toed sloth, black widow spider, moray eel, and slow lofts.