Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Deadly Sea Monsters

Photo by Roy Caldwell;

Quirk, the publisher who brought you the popular book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has a trailer here for their Quirk Classics #2 Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Contrary to appearances, most octopus are harmless, except for the Hapalochlaena lunulata which resides in tide pools in the Pacific ocean. It is one of the most venomous animals in the world with a toxicity 10,000 times greater than cyanide. The odds of getting killed by one, however, are nearly nil.

For more info on deadly sea creatures, see the Cause of Death book chapter on accidental deaths by Flora and Fauna and check out the California Academy of Sciences website and Australia's Great Barrier reef website on what to do if you're bitten by one Sphere: Related Content

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