Girl Survives sting by worlds deadliest jellyfish

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Oh wow. If her legs stay that way, that's going to be an awesome looking scar!
     
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    Wow! What a strong little girl!
     
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    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    another reason (besides sharks) that I don't go in the ocean.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It said the last person that was stung by a box jellyfish was in 2006. I'd say once out of every four years for everyone that goes in the ocean off the coast of Australia aren't bad odds!
     
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    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    my luck some giant squid that has been living in antarctica for 200 years will migrate and somehow show up in NJ waters and eat me alive.
     
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    Exactly,sharks,sting rays,man o wars,jellyfish and list goes on.
     
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    Umm, you'd actually swim in water around NJ?? :mrgreen:
     
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    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    oh please, it's not as bad as you hear.
     
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    Surprisingly, no beaches in NJ even make the list of America's Most Polluted Beaches (determined by taking daily water samples for a year, and calculating how many days per year the animal and human fecal content of the water was above EPA regulation levels). The worst beaches exceeded contamination levels more than 90% of the year!

    America's Most Polluted Beaches - Forbes.com
     
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    It would be very cool to have a jellyfish tank under a black light
     
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    the blacklight would actually kill the fish, atleast it wiped out one of my friends tanks, who thought it was a "cool" look.
     
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    thank you dream killer ; )
     
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    I would be worried about other things in the Jersey waters :mrgreen:
     
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    Like Snooky. I'd rather be attcked by a great white than a Snooky.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Hahaha...That Jersey Shore bunch is just greezy.

    I've never been stun (knock on wood) by a jellyfish. That's why I get nervous around beach waters...but it's too much fun to pass up a swim in the waters. Ironically, I'm more scared about lakes than beaches.
     
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    I was stung by a small fist sized man-o-war just like the one below and it was instant, searing pain. Like someone put a burning, red hot poker on my arm.

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    NDB was stung by a manowar off the coast of Hawaii, he says.

    I have been stung many times in the Caribbean and Red Sea, but I'm not sure what kind of jellyfish they were. They will sting through a wetsuit, and they are worst on night dives, because they are attracted to the strobe light placed at the front of the boat, so when you go back to the boat you have to swim up through several feet of solid jellyfish.
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    I thought the Iracongi was the deadliest jellyfish? What is the difference?
     
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