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No Mano-a-Mano Among The Box Jellyfish

box jellyfishDr. Angel Yanagihara of the Pacific Cnidaria Research Lab and the Békésy Laboratory of Neurobiology in the Pacific Biosciences Research Center in Honolulu, Hawaii shared her extensive knowledge of some of the most venomous creatures in the world:

Box jellies have chemo-, mechano- and neutrally activated stinging cells firing apparati. If the animal hunts and touches a prey or a human, it will sting.

But if it touches its own tentacles or another jellyfish, it will not sting.

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