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Top 10 Most dangerous and poisonous inhabitants of the seas and oceans

The ocean and its underwater world and attracts and frightens. It covers most of the Earth’s surface. And in 2008, was determined the exact date of the celebration of world oceans day on June 8. So, let’s celebrate and protect the wildlife that lives there. Among a huge variety of fish, shellfish, turtles and the like, there are some species that are striking for their forms, colors. Their appearance, slays outright. It makes you want to Pat them. But, their beauty is deceptive. Many of them are dangerous to humans because they have a poisonous weapon that is hidden behind an attractive appearance (not like earth life?). The result was a list of poisonous inhabitants of the seas and oceans.

No. 10. The Scorpion or sea ruff

They live in the Black, and Japanese seas, in the warm latitudes of the World ocean. Very interesting coloration of these fishes, and on the body and fins shapeless outgrowths, which have poisonous glands. They spent his adult life swimming at the bottom. A normal residence Scorpion fish, this seaweed and rocks, where well camouflaged, due to its unusual coloring. Therefore, swimmers and divers may accidentally step on it. That can get painful poisonous injections. Certainly one of the most dangerous animals.

No. 9. Lionfish

Indian and the Pacific ocean. Here, among the coral reefs you can meet with the fish or the lionfish, also called Zebra fish or lion fish (a very close relative of the Scorpion fish). Has a very diverse color and interesting form of the body and fins, in this connection, and has such names. The body has a length of from 30 cm to 40 cm And in the fins, which resemble wings, are poisonous needles. Poisoning this poison causes convulsions, impaired heart activity, and even gangrene at the injection site.

No. 8. Clams, cones

Gastropods and cephalopods cones. They live on the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Closer to the tropics and subtropics. Currently there are about 500 species. The shells of these mollusks have an almost proper conical shape, and this is reflected in their name. And length from 60 mm to 200 mm. the color of the shells of the cones varied and for collectors they represent its value. On both sides of the shell may be coated with a poisonous prick or bite, if you take it in hand. Instantly there is a sharp pain, loss of sensitivity of the location of the lesion, and paralysis of the respiratory system.

No. 7. Jellyfish Cyanea

This is the largest species of jellyfish, which is common in the Northern seas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. An interesting fact, according to the scientists, cyanea occurs and the warm waters of Australia and New Zealand, but much smaller than the Northern counterparts. The length of the tentacles of a giant jellyfish – 36 m, and the diameter of the dome is about three meters (this was in 1870). Lanei, color is associated with size and Vice versa. Small jellyfish – orange and flesh color. Large pink and purple. It causes very painful burns.

No. 6. Or verrucosa the stonefish

With this fish (borodavchenko) you can meet in the shallow waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, in the Red sea. It has a length of 20 cm, and is really very similar to the stone. All body is covered with tumors, brownish and green color. On the back there are 13 poisonous thorns, one might say, this stone of poison. But people in Australia called it a “sea vampire”, probably for good reason. This predator is very good at disguises. Lying on the bottom, no one would think there be very dangerous. However, the first person she attacks. But, only if you happen to touch borodavchenko, the reaction will be immediate. The consequences can be, to put it mildly, unpleasant. Not wasting a minute, you should consult a doctor.

No. 5. Sincerity octopus

It is called the most beautiful and the most poisonous octopus. Habitat – coastal waters of Australia and Southeast Asia. This poisonous beauty, easily fits in the palm of your hand and weighs only 100 grams with the size of 25 cm. During the day the clam hides in crevices, under stones, and to recognize him is very difficult. The octopus has this ability to change its color. And when he keeps calm, this mollusk is very easily confused with other, harmless ones. As at excitation appear yellow, orange, red color, with blue rings. Eats – crabs. And this beauty has a potent venom that can paralyze 10 people. If you do not enter the antidote, the person may die, but the poison acts quickly.

No. 4. Fish-a dog or a puffer

The habitat of this fish: subtropical and tropical seas. But in Russia she “trades” from Peter the Great Bay to Sakhalin. It can be found off the coasts of Japan, China, Korea. Fish-the dog belongs to the family of Blowfish and lives at a depth of 100 meters. In length it grows to 50 cm This pretty fish is very poisonous. And this poison, nerve agents. It is found in the skin and internal organs. While there is no antidote, and death may occur after eating this fish. It should be noted that residents of South-East Asia a dish of Blowfish is considered a delicacy.

No. 3. Sea urchin

Sea urchin belongs to the order of echinoderms, and this includes almost 600 species of these animals. Poison hedgehogs, and not. Areas of the tropical and subtropical Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans is the location of the poisonous ones. Globular body, covered with needles, an injection which causes a terrible pain. In coral reefs inhabited by hedgehogs, with needles in 30 cm And the coasts of Japan comes across another hedgehog, which is called the killer. His body is covered by needles, stalks, at the end of which, something like tweezers. Should you touch them, and the sash of poison closed.

No. 2. Prickly shark Katran
kolichaya-akula

This is the most common shark of the Russian seas. In some countries, spiny dogfish are called dogfish. Where it is possible to encounter with this shark? Western and Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black sea. The shape of the crambe is considered to be the most perfect. Length from 100 to 225 cm, weight from 8 to 25 kg. she Swims very fast, and mostly at the depth 100 or 200 meters. A distinctive feature of crambe are spines located on the dorsal fin. And these spikes-the spikes are a danger to humans. You can get hurt, while having a portion of the poison. And finally, teeth. Like all sharks they are sharp and are constantly changing throughout life.

No. 1. Jellyfish (sea wasp)

These jellyfish live off the coast of Australia and Indonesia. Swim pretty fast – 6 meters per minute and are predators. In the afternoon they are near the bottom, but at night the surface of the water. Feed mainly on fishes and crustaceans. Body shape similar to a cone or bottle, and the body is transparent. The box jellyfish is the most venomous animal and a dangerous creature because it can cause severe lesions to man. However, never attack. And striking its poison man, quite by accident. She does not have time to sail, at the time, when someone wanted to dive. Every year from the poison of this jellyfish people die.

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