Why is the Portuguese man of war so feared?

The tentacles contain stinging nematocysts, microscopic capsules loaded with coiled, barbed tubes that deliver venom capable of paralyzing and killing small fish and crustaceans. While the man o’ war’s sting is rarely deadly to people, it packs a painful punch and causes welts on exposed skin.

Has anyone been killed by a Portuguese man of war?

A fatal case of Physalia physalis (Portuguese man-o’-war) envenomation occurred on the Florida Atlantic coast in 1987. Despite appropriate beachside first aid, the patient was conscious only several minutes before having primary respiratory arrest and, later, cardiovascular collapse that resulted in death.

Who was better Secretariat or Man O War?

Man O’ War’s record was 20 wins, 1 place. Secretariat had 16 wins, 3 place and 1 show. If happenstance had placed the two stallions in the same time warp, it would have seemed as if twins were sent to thrill the sporting world for a few brief, magical years… and settle the issue once and for all.

Has anyone survived a box jellyfish sting?

A ten-year-old girl has become the first person ever to have survived an attack from a lethal box jellyfish, the world’s most venomous creature. Rachael Shardlow was stung by the creature while swimming in the Calliope River, near Gladstone, in Queensland, Australia.

Can a box jellyfish kill a shark?

Red Jellyfish are very deadly. Their poisonous effect causes a shark to lose health at very fast rate and for quite a long amount of time, killing smaller and even XL sharks after touching them once and bigger sharks after touching them 2, or 3 times.

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