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10 Most dangerous Sea Creatures in the World

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Covering 70% of the world’s surface the sea is home to some of the most unusual, mysterious and deadly animals on the planet. As someone who has spent plenty of time bobbing around on the surface of the sea my mind has often drifted to what lurks below. Fortunately the statistics provide some comfort and it is apparently quite rare to be eaten alive whilst frolicking in the ocean. However, I expect that’s what all those people who did get eaten were thinking, and lets face it, it’s a pretty unpleasant way to go.

Let's take a look at 10 most dangerous Sea Creatures in the World:

1. Box Jellyfish

Box Jellyfish is the most dangerous sea creature in the world. The most dangerous creature in the ocean doesn’t have a venomous bite, rows of sharp teeth, or even an obvious mouth for that matter. But nevertheless, the box jellyfish, also known as the sea wasp, is more responsible for human deaths on the continent of Australia than snakes, sharks, and saltwater crocodiles put together.

2. Crocodiles

Always keep yourself alert around saltwater river, because they strike when it’s least expected. Saltwater crocodiles are reported to have a bite force 10 times greater than that of great white shark, and unlike great white sharks it can walk on land (that’s terrifying). Like most crocodiles, saltwater crocodiles are not fastidious in their choice of food, and select their prey according to availability. However, claims in the past have suggested that saltwater crocodiles are responsible for thousands of humans fatalities annually, most of which remain unreported.

3. Blue Ringed Octopus

Another small creature that packs a big venomous punch is the Blue Ringed Octopus. Growing no more than 8 inches in length, this cephalopod feeds on small crabs and shrimp, yet still has enough venom to kill a human. In fact, they have enough venom to kill nearly 30 humans within a matter of minutes. To put it another way, its venom is 10,000 times more powerful than cyanide.

4. Stonefish

This small breed of fish has an unusual look as it resembles a rock, which is very useful hide from predators living around. Unfortunately those who accidentally step upon the fish, will be greeted with sharp spines that can easily penetrate bare feet. Most stonefish stings occur as a result of stepping on them, while it’s less common to sting when picked up. Stonefish sting can occur also on beach, not only in water, because they are able to stay out of water for 24 hours. When someone get sting, victim feel pain due to wound, but also get a small dose of neurotoxin which can shut down their respiratory system and even cause heart to fail. Venomous, dangerous and fetal to humans.

5. Great White Shark

This predator is no stranger to the list of dangerous animals and is almost constantly and incorrectly perceived as the world’s most dangerous animal. The nature of the Great White is often misunderstood, the Great White is not out on a mission to attack every human being that steps foot in the water. The Great White tends to attack humans when they are hunting for food, it’s nothing more than basic instinct.

6. Tiger Shark

Also known as sea tiger, this large shark has reputation of having widest food spectrum of all sharks, consuming variety of prey ranging from fish, seals, birds, squids, turtles to dolphins and even smaller sharks. The bull shark is quite imposing, but the tiger shark is something else. They don’t seek out humans as food, but they often visit shallow reefs, harbors and canals creating potential encounter with humans. It is extremely rare for sharks to bite humans, but tiger sharks are responsible for a large percentage of fetal shark attacks, making them one of most dangerous animal living under oceans.

7. Stingrays

Stingrays are one of the more passive creatures in oceans and hardly ever attack. The majority of stingray incidents happen when divers and swimmers accidentally step on them, causing the stingray to defend itself using it’s sting. While majority of stingray ‘attacks’ are not serious, there are some stingray species which can be fatal. Better watch your step when you dive.

8. Sea Snakes

If you ever thought that the land snakes are only deadly threat to humans, then you may want to think again, sea snakes also posses a venom that’s extremely dangerous for humans. But it’s extremely rare for them to inject its toxin while biting the prey, if they do however, aftereffects can be horrible as hell. When they bite, they only inject a small amount of venom, but victim doesn’t experience its effects instantly. Within an hour symptoms start to occur that include headache, a thick feeling tongue and vomiting., which is later followed by elapid attack and a progressive paralysis of muscles.

9. Lionfish

Lionfishes are found in the Caribbean and Eastern Atlantic. They are part of the ‘Scorpionfish’ family. Probably they are one of the most beautiful sea creatures in the oceans. But better don’t get close to them. While a sting from a lionfish is not deadly these fish can provide a very painful attack with some powerful venom.

10. Fire Coral

You can look, but do not touch! They are the reason why scuba divers use gloves. Fairly closely related to jellyfish and anemones these small organisms can deliver a power sting with it’s invisible tentacles. The results can vary from a mild irritation to severe pains and is sometimes even associated with nausea and vomiting.

posted Aug 4 by Sumanta Hazra

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Let's take a look at the 10 Most Endangered Animals in the World:

1. Hawksbill Turtle

With a range that covers all the world's tropical and sub-tropical seas, the hawksbill turtle population has decreased by 80% over the last three generations. The major threat facing the hawksbill turtle is the tortoiseshell trade. In the last 100 years, millions have been killed for their shells. Habitat destruction by human beach front development, excessive collection of their eggs, and poaching for meat are other major threats to their survival.

2. South China Tiger

It is also known as the Amoy found in the forests of South China. Its size is smaller than other sorts of the tiger. It is the most critically threatened cat. Only approximately 30-50 of them remaining. China hunts it at a very high rate. Which has become the greatest threat to wiping them out of the face of earth. To help save this tiger today the WWF is planning to introduce captive-bred tigers into the forests.

3. Saola

The saola, also known as the Asian unicorn, was first discovered by scientists in May 1992. They have only been found in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos. The nickname unicorn relates to their two sharp horns, which can reach up to 20 inches (51 centimeters). Saola means “spindle horns” in Vietnamese. They are cousins of cattle, goats and antelope.

4. Sumatran Orangutan

It is one of the two species of orangutan, which is found in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. Only eight orangutans that are presently kept in quarantine cages at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme at the Quarantine Centre are remaining because they require long time care due to disability and health related issues and they can therefore not be released into the wild just yet. The greatest threat for the Orangutan is the extensive destruction of the Sumatran rainforest by human activities such as logging, mining, construction of roads and it is also cleared to provide land for farming, which has made them easy targets for poaching because their population is left isolated and fragmented. In the process of capture and transport, approximately 6-8 of them die every day.

5. Amur Leopard

Unlike its southern cousins, the Amur leopard has adapted to live in the cold, temperate forests of southeast Russia and northeast China. Its winter fur is the longest of any leopards, with each hair growing to 3 inches (7 centimeters) long. It’s estimated there are only about 60 of these unique cats left. With such a low population, a distinct threat to their survival is inbreeding. Researchers have found hazardously low genetic diversity in the existing leopards. Also, cub survival rates have been decreasing for decades, which is likely due to genetic abnormalities.

6. Vaquita

Vaquita is the rarest marine mammal in the world. Its body is gray with a white stomach, and around the eyes, it has dark patches. Of the seven species of the Vaquita, it is the smallest and the only one that in the Eastern Pacific Ocean where waters are warm. They live in a tiny area in the Gulf of California in the north. According to the WWF, only 30 vaquitas are remaining. The greatest threat is accidental deaths when they get got in gillnets that are meant to catch other marine species. If a ban on the gillnet is not enforced, then they will become extinct very fast and probably by 2018.

7. Mountain Gorilla

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8. Pangolin

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1. Burano, Venice, Italy

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4. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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5. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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1. 1970 Ferrari (Pininfarina) 512 S Modulo

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2. 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X "Gilda"

Some of might say that this is a coolest car ever made, but, we say it is the weirdest vehicle ever created. This car seems to be inspired by some kind of spaceship, and one can tell that there must have a wacky inspiration behind. However, developers of the car designed it to achieve better aerodynamics. But the design never caught up, hence, this car landed on this list as one of the weirdest cars of all time.

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4. 1948 Tasco

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5. 1932 Ford Speedster

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7. 1942 Oeuf electrique

The 1942 Oeuf électrique, or electric egg, had three wheels and ran on batteries decades after gasoline became the dominant way to power cars, and decades before Elon Musk decided to make electricity cool again. Its designer, Parisian Paul Arzens, worked as a painter and designed railway locomotives before moving on to cars. The bubble is made of hand-formed aluminum and curved Plexiglass, a novel material at the time.

8. 1936 Stout Scarab

Stout Scarab was designed by William Bushnell Stout in 1932. Marked as the world’s first minivan, this traveling vehicle was envisioned by its creator to be an office on wheels. Unlike other cars of that era, Stout Scarab features a small nose and a long wheelbase to maximize the accessible space. But, this weird yet amazing vehicle didn’t go to mass production, only about a dozen cars were made and up to five Scarabs are reported to survive today.

9. 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Competition Coupe Aerolithe

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1. Dinosaurs walked the earth for over 165 million years. They lived during a period of time known as the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Reptiles.

2. At the end of the Cretaceous Period they became extinct – that was around 65 million years ago. During this time there was a great deal of volcanic activity and many earthquakes.

3. Many people believe that dinosaurs became extinct because an asteroid hit the earth changing the climate dramatically. It is believed that dinosaurs couldn’t adapt to these changes.

4. The word dinosaur means terrifying lizard. This name was invented by Sir Richard Owen in 1842.

5. The oldest known dinosaur is Eoraptor, a meat-eater that lived 228 million years ago.

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7. It's true, some plant-eating dinosaurs (like Stegosaurus) had brains so tiny compared to the rest of their bodies that they must have been only a little bit smarter than giant ferns. But meat-eating dinosaurs large and small, ranging from Troodon to T. Rex, possessed more respectable amounts of grey matter compared to their body size, since they required better-than-average sight, smell, agility and coordination to reliably hunt down prey.

8. Dinosaurs are classified as reptiles. They are divided into two groups based on the structure of the hip. One group has lizard-like hips and the other group has bird-like hips. Most dinosaurs hatch from eggs, and they could not fly or live in water.

9. The biggest dinosaurs were over 100 feet long and 50 feet tall, the Sauropod was the largest dinosaur. The smallest dinosaurs were the size of a chicken and were called Mussaurus.

10. The color of all dinosaurs is unknown because no one was alive at that time in history. There are currently over 330 described dinosaur species and this number is growing.

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