Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish? If not, that’s probably for the best. Jellyfish are some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, and they can inflict excruciating pain with their venomous tentacles. There are at least 100 different species of jellyfish in the World; some are beautiful and harmless, while others can be deadly. But we’re going to focus on five of them today.
This blog will discuss the topmost poisonous jellyfish that can kill any human with its venom.
Let’s look at these Jellyfishes.
Irukandji is one of the most dangerous organisms on Earth. It can grow from a few millimeters to nearly two meters long, and it contains enough venom in its tentacles to kill up to 20 people. Humans had known about the Irukandji jellyfish since 1884 when an Australian sea captain observed some specimens floating near his boat and reported back with what he had seen.
The sting of this type of jellyfish can feel like everything’s coming apart inside you, causing severe pain that may last for days or weeks after the initial attack was made. In addition, they’re not just deadly but incredibly painful as well! Some scientists have estimated that 40 percent of all marine stings are actually from these tiny creatures.
Chironex Fleckeri (Sea Wasp)
The Chironex Fleckeri is also known as the sea wasp, and it’s one of the most venomous creatures on Earth. This is a relatively small jellyfish that usually measures between 20-30 centimeters in height and has been responsible for more than 65 deaths worldwide since 1884. The majority of those who have died were stung by this type of jellyfish while swimming near Australia or Asia, but they can be found all around the World, from Mexico to Florida.
Much like Irukandji, Chironexus’ tentacles contain enough toxins to kill up to 30 people at once! They’re not just deadly – they are fast too! When these types get close to shorelines, their poisonous sting will release a venom that can cause victims to suffer from cardiac arrest.
Alaina Alata is a type of jellyfish that can grow up to six feet in height and has been known for killing more than 60 people since 1884. These types, which are also the most dangerous on Earth, have tentacles full of toxins that will kill humans within minutes if they’re not treated within an hour after being stung. They thrive near Australia’s shoreline but may be found everywhere from Montana to Florida.
Alatanas’ venom causes cardiac arrest by releasing potassium levels in victims’ blood cells, leading to shock and death without immediate medical attention. You can find these types of jellyfish in the following countries: Malaysia, Australia, China, and Japan.
The Chiropsalmus Quadrigatus is also known as the blue-ringed octopus, and it’s one of the most poisonous creatures in all of North America. This particular type has been responsible for at least 100 deaths since 1884 when someone first reported having seen them near Sydney, Australia. It measures about six inches long, with its tentacles reaching up to three feet high! The venom released by this tiny creature contains enough toxins, but they’re not just deadly.
If you are stung by a blue-ringed octopus within minutes after being bitten or touched, death will soon follow if medical attention doesn’t come quickly. Blue ring octopuses are found in the following countries: Australia, Japan, China, and North America.
Morbakka Fenneri is a type of jellyfish that lives in the Atlantic Ocean. It has been known to kill up to 65 people since 1884, and it’s approximately 30 centimeters high, with tentacles reaching nearly one meter long! The Morbakka Fenneri’s venom contains enough toxins to stop your heart if you’re not treated within 15-20 minutes after being stung by this type of creature.
They are found near Australia but have also been seen off shorelines in Japan, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), French Polynesia (Tahiti), and New Caledonia. The Chironex Fleckeri is also known as the sea wasp, and it’s one of the most venomous creatures on Earth. This is a relatively small jellyfish that usually measures between 20-30 centimeters in height and has been responsible for more than 65 deaths worldwide since 1884.
So, there you have it. If you want to avoid death by jellyfish, don’t go in the water and look for one with a sting with more than 15 tentacles or red-ish or purple. But if you’re going into the ocean anyway, make sure to wear some form of protection like swimwear made from material other than nylon because they can get stuck on your skin and cause serious injury.