The Most Dangerous Sea Creatures We Never Want To Encounter

Next time you're out swimming, surfing, diving and boarding in the ocean, you may want to consider the likelihood of encountering a dangerous sea creature.

There is more danger lurking around the ocean than you may be aware of. From the deadly venom of a blue-ringed octopus, to the ginormous bite of a great white shark and the powerful sting of a box jellyfish, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings.[slideshow:86228]

According to National Geographic, "each year there are about 50 to 70 confirmed shark attacks and 5 to 15 shark-attack fatalities around the world. The numbers have risen over the past several decades but not because sharks are more aggressive: Humans have simply taken to coastal waters in increasing numbers."

Reduce your chances of stumbling upon a dangerous sea creature by educating yourself about which ones are the most dangerous and where they are commonly located.


The Most Dangerous Sea Creatures We Never Want to Encounter


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