Box Jellyfish By Jay bell

This is a Jellyfish.

The box jellyfish is found in Indo-Pacific sea, also can be found be found in northern-Queensland in Australia. Jellyfish play an important role in the oceanic food chain and the ecosystem. Jellyfish are carnivorous and feed mostly on zooplankton, comb jellies and other jellyfish. Large species of jellyfish feed on large crustaceans and other marine organisms. Sea turtles, sunfish and spadefish prey upon jellyfish. The cannonball and mushroom jellyfish are a delicacy in Asia.

This is showing the intensity of box jellyfish in the world Oceans.
Even though this is small, this shows where box jellyfish are.

Box jellyfish are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some species of box jellyfish produce extremely potent venom: Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi and Malo kingi. Stings from these and a few other species in the class are extremely painful and can be fatal to humans.

A box jellyfish Sting

The instant pain from the sting is going to be too much for you to ignore. Getting someone out of the water quickly that has been stung by one is very important. People can suffer from shock and fear and not be able to get out on their own. Difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, chest pain, or intense pain at the site of the sting. Many Examples of stings ocuring on people are:

A surviving victim.

If the person has been stung in the mouth or placed tentacles in their mouth and are having voice changes, difficulty swallowing, or swelling of the tongue or lips. If the sting happened to someone who is very young or old. If the sting involves a large area of the body, the face, or genitals. If the patient continues to have itching, redness, pain, and swelling of the skin (cellulitis) around the sting, see a doctor.

There are many treatments which can help resist these injuries and irritation, such as: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to help with the itching, Pain medication for pain, and/or Topical steroids or steroids by mouth to help with the swelling and itching. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics if the patient has cellulitis. Take all medications as directed and until they are gone. If it has been longer than 10 years since the patient's last tetanus shot, a booster shot might be recommended.

the population in specific country waters.

Avoid areas populated by jellyfish. If at all possible, do not swim or spend time on the shore in areas known to be frequented by jellyfish. Choosing a lower-risk area is the easiest way to reduce your chances of being stung by a jellyfish. You can ask lifeguards, beach officials, or local residents if you are unsure whether or not jellyfish are there.


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