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Photo Essay: Venom From Around the World

Box Jellyfish

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Photo: Dr. Zoltan Takacs

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Box Jellyfish

This jellyfish's tentacles are armed with millions of stinging capsules called "nemtaocysts". Hardly visible in the water, its sting could lead to cardio-respiratory arrest within minutes.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay