The seas are black with jellyfish in all shapes and sizes. Most don't hurt a fly, but some of these blobs of jelly have the strongest poison that exists. Three life-threatening jellyfish that you'd better avoid.
Jellyfish may seem like simple blobs of jelly.
But make no mistake: a few species are perilous. With the needles on their tentacles, they pierce your skin and inject poison that is so strong that you can faint with pain.
It is better to swim around these three jellyfish with a big bow during your vacation:
1. Warship is drowning you
The Portuguese warship cannot swim, but floats around with the wind and waves. The painful stab has caused a number of deaths, often because victims faint from the pain and drown.
The jellyfish is common and lives on the surface in tropical and subtropical zones.
2. Sting of wasp requires acute help
The sting of the Australian sea wasp is very painful. The poison is strong enough to kill a person if no immediate action is taken. At least 65 people were killed in Australia by sea wasps.
The jellyfish is found in the waters between Northeast Australia and Southeast Asia.
3. Irukandji causes cardiac arrest
The irukandji is a small, crystal clear jellyfish. It only grows a few centimeters long and lives in the tropical waters around the north coast of Australia. Specimens have also been found in the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
The poison is known to be the most powerful in nature, and it can cause a brain haemorrhage or a cardiac arrest. Even a large dose of painkillers is not enough to relieve the extreme pain.