Nonie Enolva, spokesperson for the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Bicol, said this species of box jellyfish
produces 'extremely potent venom' that could kill a person in just a few minutes.
Multiple photoreceptor systems control the swim pacemaker activity in box jellyfish
(Chironexfleckeri), which roam the seas off northern Australia, deliver some of nature's most potent venom.
However, unlike the box jellyfish
(sea wasp) of Australia, ours are rarely lethal.
Remember the palaver when the cleaner was stung on holiday by a box jellyfish
? They searched everywhere for a 'sorry to hear you've been bitten by poisonous jellyfish' card."
She suffered horrific scarring after being stung by a box jellyfish
in Queensland, Australia.
During the summer of 2007, at the beaches of Hawaii's Oahu Island, swimmers were forced from the ocean due to giant swarms of box jellyfish
. A type of box jellyfish
, called Chironex fleckeri, is found in waters off northern Australia.
We're not talking great white sharks or box jellyfish
, but tiny bugs, smaller than the human eye can see.
The box jellyfish
is the most venomous creature known on earth.
You would need to have eyes like the box jellyfish
, with its 16 light-sensitive eyes and eight acute camera-like eyes all--24 eyes hanging down on stalks.
The deadliest creature in the sea is the box jellyfish
, Chironex fleckeri, which is found off northern Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.