You should know that there are nearly 200 species of jellyfish found in the seas of the world. there indeed are some of these jellyfish that are harmless to humans and pose no danger to humans. However, it is very important to know that several species have highly poisonous stinging cells. which presents a great danger for humans of course, like for example causing him extreme pain or sometimes in the worst case even death.
well, don’t worry, be aware that the possibility of meeting some of the deadliest jellyfish in the world is unlikely, however, be aware that it is very important to always keep in mind that there is a possibility that you find face to face with these jellyfish, that’s why it is advisable to always wear protection against exposure during snorkeling and scuba diving of course to avoid any risk.
The Chiropsalmus Quadrigatus
We like this box jellyfish which is a smaller version of Chironex Fleckeri of course. do not let its small size deceive you, you should know that this jellyfish has a blow which can be fatal. Know that this jellyfish is generally found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic oceans, in more because they are better known as habu in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan, moreover, it should be borne in mind that a single bite of Chiropsalmus Quadrigatus can be fatal in certain cases. this is why it is necessary to be very careful since its bite can cause cardiac arrest, respiratory failure with acute pulmonary edema or death in the worst case. for its distinctive features, this jellyfish has a hand-like appendage on all four sides of the bell and seven long flat tentacles, which makes this jellyfish very dangerous.
The Alatina Alata
The Alatina alata or also known as the “wasp of the sea”. you should know that this jellyfish very known to swarm off the coasts and bays of Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific too, more than the beaches of Pakistan in the Arabian Sea. well, know that its bite is light compared to that of the other species in this list because it is not fatal to humans, however, it is very important to keep in mind that When the Alatina alata bites a person, the victims can generally spray the affected area with vinegar and apply hot or cold treatments that will reduce pain and swelling without a problem. however, it should not be forgotten that due to its classification as a box jelly, Irukandji syndrome could be triggered by the bite, so it is important to be careful and seek immediate medical assistance when you are bitten for be safe from all risks.
Portuguese Man o’ War
You should know that Portuguese man o ‘war also call bluebottle is not really a real jellyfish. well, it is, in fact, a whole colony of organisms working together at the same time. know that the name comes from the bladder filled with air which acts as a float and a sail and this was thought to recall 17th-century warships called men of war of course. moreover, there is a possibility that the Portuguese piece also comes from the ship, In Australia, they call it a blue bottle because it is blue as you can see, it is important to know that Portuguese man o ‘war is found in all the oceans of the world and has been seen as far north as Scotland, without forgetting the fact that the Portuguese man’s war sting is both serious and common too, this creature has up to 10,000 bites per year in Australia alone. be aware that The bite itself is characterized by a welt in the shape of a very painful raised whip on the skin. well, this suffering can last from an hour to several days. but, you should know that the main risk comes from the systemic effects of the venom of course. especially in severe cases, severe pain followed by fever, shock and impaired heart function and other effects.
And finally, we move on to a special jellyfish, Cannonball: this jellyfish is also known as the cabbage jellyfish. be aware that they are found in temperate waters of the North Pacific and along the east coast of the United States to Brazil as well. Well, be aware that during the summer months, Cannonball can be extremely common in shallow coastal waters of course. however, do not worry, because unlike other jellyfish, even if Cannonball comes into regular contact with humans, bites are not so common and rarely anything more than a mild irritant so do not worry. always be careful since the simple act of rubbing against one of these jellies is unlikely to cause an injection, well, we must not forget the fact that in some article, he states that the toxin can cause heart problems in humans such as irregular heart rhythms. be aware that this is not so unusual for many species of jellyfish and there is little evidence that a bite from a Cannonball jelly will cause heart problems or anything like that, in fact, be aware that humans are probably the main predators of Cannonball jellyfish, especially since this species is considered a delicacy in Japan and other Asian countries that like to eat it.