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Fact of the Day: Box Jellyfish

Posted Thu, Jul 22, 2010 by MollyH to australia, box jellyfish, Fact of the Day, jellyfish

Today’s FOTD involves a short story. 

A few years ago, I was stung by a jellyfish while taking my first surfing lesson in Australia. It hurt so much that I could hardly walk!  We kept a close watch on my breathing while I was rushed to a pharmacy to get ice and some truly magical anti-sting medication.  (Thank goodness for that stuff!) After looking at my swollen and scarred legs, my instructor guessed that though I never saw my attacker, it was likely a young box jellyfish.   

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