How to Stay Safe While Swimming. Swimming is a great way to stay fit and healthy, plus it’s quite relaxing, no wonder so many people enjoy it. But most people would never dream that some encounters with ocean inhabitants can turn out to be fatal. You should know that even the prettiest and smallest creatures dwelling in the seas and oceans can seriously harm you. And while some of them leave you hurting from nasty bites, others can kill you outright. In this video, you’ll get acquainted with the 10 deadliest water inhabitants.
Flower Urchin 4:08
Indonesian Needlefish 5:12
Electric Eel 6:05
Blue-Ringed Octopus 7:36
Reef Stonefish 8:51
Textile Cone Snail 10:37
Box Jellyfish 12:30
-Stingrays live in tropical and subtropical waters that are shallow and warm. There have been cases where people died after an unfortunate encounter with this fish.
-Lionfish can be spotted in both the South Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. They have numerous needle-sharp pelvic, dorsal, and anal fins – which all contain venom.
-Urchins have venom in their triangular-shaped arms. That venom causes convulsions, spasms of the smooth muscle, paralysis, shock, and death.
-Indonesian needlefish resemble daggers and swim near the surface of the water. Their long sharp jaws turn needlefish into 3-ft-long spears. There have been cases where people happened to be in the way of these creatures.
-Electric eels live in the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. These unusual fish can deliver a huge 600-volt electrical discharge. Such a voltage can easily result in heart failure in humans.
-Barracudas live in tropical waters, deep oceans, along continental shelves, or close to coral reefs. They aren’t venomous, but the real danger is their scary sharp teeth.
-Blue-ringed octopuses live in coral reefs and tide pools in the Indian and Pacific Ocean. The most dangerous thing about the bite of the blue-ringed octopus is that it’s practically painless. Victims start to suspect that something is wrong only when they start to suffocate and become paralyzed.
-Reef stonefish are the most venomous fish on our planet. It’s super easy to step on this fish. Stonefish have a row of spines along their back. If they feel threatened, they extend these spines and use them to deliver their venom.
-The textile cone snail is at the top of the list of the most dangerous creatures in the world. One drop of the venom this snail produces can kill 20 people.
-Box jellyfish are hunters. They can easily latch onto people by wrapping their slender tentacles around a person’s limb or body. Since 1954, there have been almost 5,600 recorded deaths from box jellyfish attacks.
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