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Sea mysterious creatures are enchanting and beautiful but it’s pretty much important that we are enlightened with the danger behind most of those beauties.

A vast number of over 1000 sea creature enthusiasts have lost their lives while condoning their hobbies with the sea creatures.


This is because most of them are denied the knowledge of how poisonous most of the sea creatures we admire its beauty are.

According to biologists, their toxicity has been explored to be extremely cruel to the extent that their victim can succumb from just a contact.

Top 5 Most Poisonous Sea creatures You Should Avoid

Australian box jellyfish 


Cnidarian invertebrates which are popularly identified as Box Jellyfish are generally identified as the most poisonous sea creature in the whole world.

They are Marin creatures which can only be distinguished by their box-like body that has best beautified their existence.

Unlike other dangerous creatures, Box Jellyfish is attractive and has lured many sea divers to death. Before biologists notified the world of their toxicity, Many sea divers who came in contact with the animal died instantly.

This is because Box Jellyfish produce potent venom delivered by contact with their tentacles. A single sting can lead its victim to an early grave within minutes.

They are the only Jellyfish species embossed with complete brains and eyes. When a Box Jellyfish stings its victim, he or she would experience an instant cardiac arrest. This happens within the tally of 2 minutes as confirmed by explorers.

According to Wikipedia, the mechanism happens when their venom causes their victims’ cells to become porous enough to allow potassium leakage, causing hyperkalemia, which can lead to cardiovascular collapse and death as quickly as within 2 to 5 minutes.



The popular sea creature which is identified also as the genus Synanceia is a ray-finned fish belonging to the subfamily Synanceiinae. They are termed the most venomous fish of mankind.

Stonefish are very dangerous to humans and have likely forced many to death. The medical team since the last decade has recorded over 100 death cases caused by Stonefish.

They produce potent neurotoxins which are mostly secreted from glands at the base of their needle-like dorsal fin spines which stick up when disturbed or threatened.

This is even more dangerous because Stone fishes are known for their camouflage capabilities. They often disguise their actual appearance as that of a stone for predation and defence. In this case, a sea diver or swimmers can match and come in contact with it causing a poisonous sting.

They are known to inject into their victim the amount of venom proportional to the amount of pressure applied to it.

Studies have also proven that they are embossed with the ability to extend their sharp specialised spine in addition to their defence mechanism.

Blue-ringed Octopus 


Hapalochlaena which are popularly known as Blue-ringed octopuses is recognised as the most venomous octopuses of mankind.

They are embossed with the uniqueness that has best proven their beauty. This beauty is embedded in their skin containing blue-ringed features. They change colours when threatened or disturbed.

They have been confirmed to have claimed the lives of over 70% of people who came in contact with it.  The medical team has also warned divers and sea lovers to abstain from the beautiful creature because of the toxicity of their existence.

Blue-ringed Octopus produces highly toxic and powerful venom containing tetrodotoxin, histamine, tryptamine, octopamine, taurine, acetylcholine and dopamine. They are often labelled dangerous because their bite is painless and will lure their victim to danger because they won’t be notified of a possible danger.

When a Blue-ringed octopus is disturbed, it will at first try to retreat from its victim, when the victim persists. It will display its blue ring ray that rapidly changes to bright blue light. This serves as a warning but many victims get attracted instead because of its beauty. When its victim refuses to let go, it will then sting and transfer its heavy venom to the victim.

In this situation, the victim may experience instant suffocation which resulted from a paralysed diaphragm. This will lead to an instant death also if not treated. Their venom is produced by bacteria located in their saliva.

There is also a dangerous temperament condoned by a reproductive Blue-ringed octopus. During reproduction, a breeding blue-ringed octopus transfers its neurotoxin to its eggs so they can produce their own venom before they hatch.

Sea snakes  


Hydrophiinae which is better described by the public mass as the sea snake is another sea creature labelled dangerous because of the nature of the venoms.

They don’t often portray camouflage but have destroyed many souls. Their attacks are mostly displayed when disturbed or attacked.

Just like other popular snakes, they exhibit bite and inject their venom into their victims which results in death instantly.

According to studies, sea snakes are not aggressive but can be forced for a bite when troubled. Their venom is more dangerous than that of land snakes. Biologists have confirmed that 3 drops of a sea snake venom can result in the death of over 8 people.



Pufferfish which belongs to the family of Tetraodontidae is also recognised as one of the most poisonous sea creatures in the history of mankind.

When victims consume puffer Fish they would always suffer a bizarre intoxication resulting from the nature of their venom identified as tetrodotoxin located in their stomach.

The venomous rate of tetrodotoxin is capable to kill over 10 victims when they eat a single flesh of a pufferfish.

Pufferfish tetrodotoxin deadens the tongue and lips and induces dizziness and vomiting, followed by numbness and prickling over the body, rapid heart rate, decreased blood pressure, and muscle paralysis.

This is even worse when consumed. When the flesh; eaten by a victim reaches the stomach, It will attack the diaphragm by shrinking it away from its actual existence.  This will result in instant breathing difficulties. In most cases, the breathing process is restrained thereby causing instant death.

The medical team has warned the world against the danger of consuming Pufferfishes. However, it is considered delicacies in several countries.

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    8 months ago

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