Animal Facts

Box Jellyfish Facts

Bonaire banded box jellyfish
Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish

Introduction - Box Jellyfish

The Box Jellyfish (also called Sea Wasp or Marine Stinger) is one of the most dangerous animals in the world. Although it is not responsible for many human deaths per year its venom is so lethal that if stung there is little chance of survival. How many people are killed by the Box Jellyfish each year is unknown; however some experts believe more than 100 people die from stings from one of the numerous species of these animals that inhabit the world's oceans. Estimates of the fatalities caused by Box Jellyfish vary greatly due to the fact that many countries where they are found do not keep death records or statistics on causes of death. On this page we list interesting facts, written for kids and adults, about this animal including information on where it is found, what it looks like, and why it is so lethal.

Box Jellyfish Interesing Facts