Blue-Ringed Octopus (aka Blue Ring Octopus)
only dangerous octopus in the world cruises the waters of Australia.
Don't touch, poke, play with or stand on any blobby animals near or on beach in Australia. Whether they are Jellyfish or Blue Rings they won't do you any good!
Within ten minutes of the bite, nausea, vomiting, extreme pain, vision problems, numbness, muscular weakness, severe breathing difficulties, nausea and floppy paralysis.
reassure the victim and keep him/her still.
There is no known antivenom to the Blue-Ringed/Blue Ring Octopus.
The stonefish is found all over the world, including in cold European waters, but it's more common and vicious in warm waters. The small, well-camouflaged stonefish snuggles under the sand in shallow water leaving poisonous spines sticking up ready for an unwary foot.
There are no safety measures you can take except wear some kind of sand shoes/sandals. You won't see this dangerous animal till it's too late.
Immediate excruciating pain, followed by swelling of the foot.
Muscle weakness, paralysis and dying skin may follow.
Treatment (the same for most stinging fish)
Immerse the area in hot water, take a pain killer and head for