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Giant new species of lethal jellyfish discovered in Australian waters

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techbeck    4,971

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Scientists have discovered a new venomous creature in the waters off Western Australia's coast, according to The Guardian. Named after the scientist who captured the first-known specimen, the arm-long Keesingia gigas is an enormous member of the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish family. The tiny box jellyfish normally measure about a cubic centimetre (less than 0.1 cubic inch), and are infamous for being able to cause the eponymous Irukandji syndrome, which if untreated can lead to cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.


 


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http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/8/5982103/keesingia-gigas-jellyfish-found-australian-coast


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+FloatingFatMan    13,140

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am NEVER going to Australia! :p

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techbeck    4,971

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am NEVER going to Australia! :p

 

You sure?  ;)

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+FloatingFatMan    13,140

Yeah, but what you're not seeing, just behind the camera man, is a killer mouse, or rapid kangaroo, or a teeny spider that can kill you from 5 miles away or snakes that scare even the killer spiders...

 

And that's just the friendly wildlife!

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techbeck    4,971

Yeah, but what you're not seeing, just behind the camera man, is a killer mouse, or rapid kangaroo, or a teeny spider that can kill you from 5 miles away or snakes that scare even the killer spiders...

 

And that's just the friendly wildlife!

 

Who cares....I would die happy with a smile on my face!

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+FloatingFatMan    13,140

Who cares....I would die happy with a smile on my face!

 

Yeah, but my wife would eviscerate me... slowly... with a killer jellyfish. :p

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techbeck    4,971

Yeah, but my wife would eviscerate me... slowly... with a killer jellyfish. :p

 

Yea, well...take all the fun out of it why dont ya  :P

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Crisp    3,271

Still no match for teh honey badger.

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Osiris    802

Transparent, what sort of flavour is that.  Venomous jelly my arse.

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Anibal P    2,012

Man I'm feeling disappointed now, went to Australia in the 90's, and the most "dangerous" thing was seeing a kangaroo up fairly close, nothing else tried to kill us, the most dangerous thing to happen was trying to avoid the stoves and fridges littered across the drop zone we used 

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InsaneNutter    941

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am NEVER going to Australia! :p

 

I have always got the impression Australia is the modern day Jurassic Park! (Compared to England anyway)

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Original Poster    324

You sure?  ;)

im on my way

 

I have always got the impression Australia is the modern day Jurassic Park! (Compared to England anyway)

hey, hey.... we have....erm....errrr...damn it I know this one.... rabbits?

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Hum    6,929

Glad I can't swim.

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Tews    203

Welcome to austrailia!  :woot:

 

 

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Osiris    802

Welcome to austrailia!  :woot:

 

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InsaneNutter    941

hey, hey.... we have....erm....errrr...damn it I know this one.... rabbits?

Wasps and Bees are number one apparently! 

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+FloatingFatMan    13,140

81-australia-where-the-spiders-are-so-bi

 

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

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DKAngel    181

dont forget our infamous dropbears

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DocM    12,613
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+FloatingFatMan    13,140

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*dies of fright! x.x

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macoman    1,033

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That's not a spider, that's a monster.

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Hum    6,929

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Nice kitty

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DocM    12,613

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+FloatingFatMan    13,140

Nice kitty

 

i think that thing ATE someone's kitty!

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DocM    12,613

They prefer mice and smaller rats. Pet stores here sell food rodents for goliath bird eaters and pet snakes; boas etc..

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