It is less straightforward to treat stings from the fearsome Irukandji
variety of jellyfish, however.
While a so-called Irukandji
variety of jellyfish can cause hours-long body pain and potential strokes, the number of actual deaths is relatively low.
Sympathomimetic action of the venom is known to cause severe hypertension in a syndrome commonly called the Irukandji
, which is accompanied by severe cardiotoxic manifestations mimicking a catecholamine crisis.
Stories feature aliens ("My Mother the Ocean," "Far From Home") alongside humans and take place on Earth, space stations ("Nocturnal Noise"), and the moon ("Blaise of Luna"), and even feature a space jellyfish ("The Sting of the Irukandji
They range from the highly venomous Irukandji
jellyfish to the giant lion's mane jellyfish, which is one of the longest recorded creatures with a length of 121 feet.
An illustrated key and synopsis of the families and genera of carybdeid box jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida), with emphasis on the "Irukandji
Marine biologists have listed the hell's fire sea anemone as among the world's toxic and stinging sea creatures, along with the sea wasp box jellyfish, Irukandji
jellyfish, Portuguese man o'war, cannonball jellyfish, moon jellyfish, lion's mane jellyfish, crown-of-thorns sea star, textile cone, reef stonefish, banded sea krait, short-tail stingray, soft sea slugs or nudibranchs, lionfish, puffer fish, scorpionfish, Caribbean fire coral, blue-ringed octopus, stargazer fish, striped eel catfish and sea nettle.
Southall's biggest gripe with the trip was a potentially fatal brush with an irukandji
jellyfish, a serious hazard for holiday goers on the Barrier Reef.
Only days before his idyllic job comes to an end, Mr Southall said he was stung by a Irukandji
, a tiny but deadly jellyfish, during a "post-Christmas jetski session".
After finishing off a "Christmas jetski session" he felt what he thought was a bee sting, but which turned out to be the potentially deadly Irukandji
jellyfish, native to that part of the world.
Ben Southall - who won a contest - and a $120,000 salary - to blog for six months about life on Australia's Hamilton Island to promote tourism wrote that he was lucky to have survived his brush with the extremely venomous Irukandji