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BOX JELLYFISH Box Jellyfish attack humans unintentionally. Its venom is among the most deadly in the world. It attacks the...
Box Jellyfish Range   <ul><li>Live primarily in coastal waters off Northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific.  </...
Box Jellyfish: Fast Facts  <ul><li>Invertebrates </li></ul><ul><li>Carnivore (Shrimps, Plankton, Jellyfish) </li></ul><ul>...
Girl survives sting by world's deadliest jellyfish - Bonnie Malkin in Sydney (Telegraph.co.uk) A 10-year-old schoolgirl, R...
<ul><li>After six weeks of treatment Rachael was able to go home.  </li></ul><ul><li>Rachael's father, Geoff Shardlow, sai...
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  1. 1. BOX JELLYFISH Box Jellyfish attack humans unintentionally. Its venom is among the most deadly in the world. It attacks the HEART, BRAIN, and SKIN.
  2. 2. Box Jellyfish Range <ul><li>Live primarily in coastal waters off Northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific. </li></ul><ul><li>In Australia, the season of box jellyfish, when they are mostly found, lasts from October to April every year. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Box Jellyfish: Fast Facts <ul><li>Invertebrates </li></ul><ul><li>Carnivore (Shrimps, Plankton, Jellyfish) </li></ul><ul><li>Average Life Span is less than 1 year. </li></ul><ul><li>Size : 3 m long, 25 cm across </li></ul><ul><li>Weight : Up to 2 Kg </li></ul><ul><li>They are pale blue and transparent in color </li></ul><ul><li>and get their name from the cube-like shape of their bell. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 15 tentacles grow from each corner of the bell. The tentacles can be 3 meters long. They sting with their tentacles !!! </li></ul><ul><li>They can cause human death in less than 3 min. If you do not get the anti-venom within the first thirty minutes after they sting there is a 90% chance you’ll die. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the only Jellyfish that have brain. They can recognize food and predators (Butterfish, Batfish, Crabs, Sea Turtles) . </li></ul><ul><li>They are the only Jellyfish that sleep. They sleep on the ocean floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Sea turtles are unaffected by the sting of the box jellyfish and regularly eat them. UNFORTUNATELY…………. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Girl survives sting by world's deadliest jellyfish - Bonnie Malkin in Sydney (Telegraph.co.uk) A 10-year-old schoolgirl, Rachael Shardlow, has stunned doctors in Australia after she survived being stung extensively by the world's most venomous creature – the box jellyfish.
  5. 5. <ul><li>After six weeks of treatment Rachael was able to go home. </li></ul><ul><li>Rachael's father, Geoff Shardlow, said his daughter had suffered short-term memory loss and scarring on her legs, but was otherwise in good health. </li></ul><ul><li>Rachael's survival will give the scientist clues as to how they can help other patients who have been stung by Box Jellyfish. </li></ul><ul><li>There have been more than 5,568 recorded deaths since 1954 (worldwide). </li></ul>
  6. 6. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/australiaandpacific/australia/7638189/Girl-survives-sting-by-worlds-deadliest-jellyfish.html THANK YOU
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