- Discription on where it lives and what it looks like:
- The blue ringed octopus, called BRO lives in a coral reef ecosystem in the Pacific, Indian ocean and mainly around Australia. however, the upper surface of the southern blue-ringed octopus has a rough texture and is covered in wrinkles. at rest this particular species is well camouflaged, being grey to beige with light brown patches on the body and arms. when the octopus is disturbed or threatened, special pigment cells in the skin call "chromatophores" become activated to display as many as 60 iridescent blue rings on the mantle and arms, which act as a warning signal. it is there blue rings which give the southern blue-ringed octopus its common name.
This is a map of where the Blue-Ringed Octopus is, in Australia.
Use bandages to cover the wound until you are at the hospital.
Blue-Ringed Octopus bite.
- List of danger associated with the Blue-Ringed Octopus:
- The Blue-Ringed Octopus secretly has a nerve toxin in their saliva. their bite is usually painless, but the person bitten will feel numb around the mouth, tongue, face and neck and will also feel tight in the chest and may have difficulty breathing. Respiratory failure occurs eventually which leads to death if the person is not resuscitated. Most of the time, the victim is aware of the situation they are in but unable to move or respond. However, if this situation ever occurs in your hands you should use abroad pressure bandage over the bite, medical help is needed as fast as possible, and the person should be transported to the nearest hospital, preferably in an ambulance to treat the pacient.
- How many deaths there have been in Australia:
- However, only just 3 recoded deaths are from a Blue-Ringed Octopus in Australia.
- Recommendations for future reference:
- Talk to people about this dangered marine creature and warn them about it.
- Make sure the divers are aware of the Blue-Ringed Octopus.