"Dangers on the Reef- Part 3" State of Queensland Warnings Or Dangers Tip by grantravel

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  Box Jelly Fish
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Box Jelly Fish are possibly one of the most dangerous creatures on the reef. The box jelly fish gets its name from the shape of its body. A box shaped bell with clusters of tentacles extending from each corner. It has the potential to inflict fatal stings to humans. Found mainly around river mouths and muddy shadow water, they rarely inhabit the reef islands. "Stinger Season" is from November through to March. All swimmers on the beaches are encouraged to swim within specially provided "Stinger Enclosures"

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2005
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