No wonder that the ocean is a vast realm full of epic natural scenes, you can witness a paradise underwater! But don’t you heard that with great beauty comes great danger? This beautiful heaven of the world is the living place of some notorious killers of the world, all we can pray is not to face them in the lifetime.
Let’s not talk about the beauty today, let’s face the beast today! Here we are presenting you 5 most dangerous sea fish of the world, let end the discussion here and jump into the list! Before starting, you can check out the blog about 5 most dangerous fish to eat where you will find some essential information about dangerous sea creatures.
5. Bull shark
Sharks!! no need for further introduction, right? It’s the undisputed monster of the ocean. But do you know a shocking fact about sharks? Only three species are responsible for most human murder: the Great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias), the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) and the bull shark (Carcharhinus levees). We picked the Bull shark in today’s list, cause it’s probably the most dangerous one among all of them. It has been recorded in 69 terrifying attacks on human but researchers believe the number s may be higher than that.
As like other predators, sharks are well equipped to inflict serious injury, large in size, fast, powerful and armed with a row of razor-sharp teeth. These fishes are finally called a perfect killing machine.
The bull shark has a notorious reputation as a man-eater. It is, without a doubt, the most dangerous shark in the tropics and accused of the majority of attacks in Australia and Hawaii. They are typically 5m and weighing over a ton.
The bull shark is a large powerful shark measuring up to 3.5 m length and pugnacious in nature. It comes well equipped in the jaws department too with several rows of triangular, serrated teeth ideal for slicing through prey. Not only does the bull shark live in shallow coastal waters it also can tolerate freshwater and its the most dangerous fact for the human!
4. Blue-ringed octopus
You might don’t know that there are four highly venomous species of octopus that are found in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans, from Japan to Australia. Talking about the Blue-ringed octopuses, They can be identified by their yellowish skin and characteristic blue and black rings that change color drastically when the little creature feel unsecured.
They may seem pretty adorable to you but truly folks you don’t wanna mess with them. Not only they have a prominent ability to show camouflage but also have a strong venomous present inside their body! Yup, it feeds small animals, including crabs, hermit crabs, shrimp, and other crustaceans but it can harm a human too if it feels threatened by any chance!
The blue-ringed octopus produces venom containing tetrodotoxin, histamine, tryptamine, octopamine, taurine, acetylcholine, and dopamine. The venom can result in nausea, respiratory arrest, heart failure, severe and worst of all, total paralysis, blindness, and can lead to death within minutes if not treated immediately!
Sounds weird but true that the Stingrays are actually a group of sea rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. You can found them on tropical and sub-tropical marine waters around the globe. Lemme tell you folks, this beautiful and peculiar looking creature don’t like to be disturbed at all.
Now what makes it a deadly creature, right? Well, it has this stinger known also as the spinal blade. It is located in the mid-area of the tail and can secrete horribly painful venom. Though it doesn’t have any intention to harm human unless someone puts his feet onto it! That’s a huge mistake, cause the moment you do that, you find a huge spine penetrated into your feet.
Contact with the stinger causes local trauma (from the cut itself), pain, swelling, muscle cramps from the venom, and later may result in infection from bacteria or fungi. Nothing to worry if the stinger got stuck in your feet, but if it hits any vital part of your body it can be fatal! The death of Steve Irwin in 2006 was only the second recorded in Australian waters since 1945.
Every rock is not actually a lifeless rock in the sea bed! You gotta be careful where you stepping in. No chance that this creature looks like a fish but an ugly looking hard rock. With an amazing power of camouflage, nature gifted stonefish with most powerful venom in the world!
Stonefishes are widely distributed in tropical Indian and Pacific oceans from the red sea to the great barrier reef of Australia. They mastered the art of camouflage so intensely that even the scuba divers have a hard time detecting them. Coming to the venomous part, they have these dorsal fin spines that can shoot venom which is enough capable of killing an adult person in less than an hour.
Stonefish actually don’t use their venom to capture prey, but instead to avoid predation. They are like to ambush their prey, some times they even let algae to grow into their body for more prominent camouflage, how tricky! When they feel defensive, they use the venom which is extremely painful! That makes it a top dangerous sea fish.
1. Box Jellyfish
Size doesn’t work in oceans, only this one is the perfect example of that! If you think that the shark, barracuda or a stingray is the deadliest demons of the water, then you are so wrong, folks. The debate is over now and it has proven many times that the Box jellyfish is the most venomous sea creature of the world. An adult jellyfish can kill an adult human in even less than 2 minutes with its extremely powerful venom.
If you visit the ocean of Australia, you might saw this yellow board saying that they are present in water during summer time! Jellyfish are so focused, they have this sensory organ which makes in so focused sensing movements and attacking right away. If you receive two meters or more tentacle contact, you’re done! You can even compare a cute tiny box jellyfish with a shark, the jellyfish will be the undisputed winner!
Although the box jellyfish has been called “the world’s most venomous creature”, only a few species in the class have been confirmed to be involved in human deaths, and some species pose no serious threat at all. But you never know which one you are facing!
A sea is a mysterious place, yet to discover a lot! Yup, there are much dangerous fish in the world but the sea carries the most of them. But that doesn’t stop humans from stepping in their explore more and more! How gigantic and deadly they are, they just protecting themselves from unexpected visitors. Actually, humans are the threat for them, for the oceans. And likewise, nature takes its own revenge!