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b) Sea Wasp Box Jellyfish – Most Lethally Venomous in the Sea



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b) Sea Wasp Box Jellyfish – Most Lethally Venomous in the Sea

Everyone is always asking what animal packs 1 (deadly) venom in the world. […] Sea life has abounded for about 3 billion years 2 (long) life on land, and the 3 (long) nature has to evolve its animals, the 4 (nasty), 5 (deadly), 6 (perfect) they get. There are many species of box jellies, but Chironex fleckeri, also called the sea wasp, is by far 7 (notorious). It can weigh up to 4 and a half pounds (2 kgs), with a bell that can reach the size of a basketball, with 15 tentacles up to 10 feet long beneath. Its infamous venom was once thought to glow in the dark, but cannot. Instead, the venom absorbs and reflects 8 (slight) sunlight into and out from the tentacles, giving the jelly an ethereal glow even at twilight. Luckily, this enables you to see it coming. […]



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