The Ocean is a vast mystery to us. With over 75% of our surface being the sea, humans have merely discovered 5% of all the sea creatures existing in it. Safe to say, the organisms receding in the ocean outnumber the ones on land, and some can be extremely dangerous. Here are some of the deadliest sea creatures- out of the ones we have discovered- which occupy the ocean-bed:
Don’t let this creature’s cute and fluffy exterior fool you! The Pufferfish are one of the deadliest sea creatures to exist as they are highly poisonous. This is because they carry enough tetrodotoxin in their body to kill at least 30 adults!
These popular creatures are usually tame and passive in aquariums. But, they can be fatal otherwise. When a stingray’s tail is intact, it can seriously harm others or even kill you by the venom residing in its tail. An intere-sting fact is that this creature claimed the life of a famous camera-man in Australia in 2006.
When seen from a distance, this beautiful organism might seem harmless, but don’t be so sure! This plant contains ‘tentacles’ which inject out highly toxic venom which can be life-threatening. Such is its danger, that the Flower Urchin was named the “most dangerous sea urchin” in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records!
Also known as ‘Chironex’, the Box Jellyfish is one of the most savage creatures to exist. This electric and pretty creature contains venom which attacks the heart, nervous system and skin cells. Furthermore, they are also easier to find in summers and one sting from their tentacles can cause heart-failure!
Great White Shark:
This list would be incomplete without at least one shark on it! And this is the deadliest one there is. The Great White shark has been the inspiration behind various ‘Jaws’ movies and for good reason- it is truly a dangerous creature. It exists way up on the food pyramid and one bite from its sharp teeth can snap you in half!
Humans have only yet discovered about a million species in the ocean. According to scientists, we have about 9 million more organisms swimming around, waiting to be found. So, the next time you visit the ocean, keep an eye out for potentially venomous or deadly creatures swimming beside you!