Cubomedusae

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Cubomedusae

[¦kyü·bo·mə′dü·sē]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of cnidarians in the class Scyphozoa distinguished by a cubic umbrella.
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Mice receiving a standard box jellyfish antivenin died as fast as those getting no medication.
Professor Jamie Seymour, of James Cook University in Cairns, said: "When you see people who have been stung by box jellyfish with that number of tentacle contacts on their body, it's usually in a morgue.
The top 10 newly discovered species, clockwise from top left: a tiny attack wasp, a night-blooming orchid, an underworld worm, a blue tarantula, a sneezing monkey, a venomous box jellyfish, a fungus named after the cartoon character SpongeBob, a Nepalese poppy, an extinct 'walking cactus', and, centre, a giant millipede
Irukandji and box jellyfish have killed more people in Australia than great white sharks and crocs combined, so scientists had to race against time to find an effective antivenom and treatment.
Animal lovers in Gateshead have domestic dogs and cats, whereas Port Douglas is home to some of the world's most lethal predators, including the saltwater crocodile and box jellyfish.
A controlled trial of 127 patients stung by the Hawaiian box jellyfish (Carybdea alata) showed that heat packs of no more than 110[degrees] F significantly reduced pain after 10 minutes.
Eight of the eyes on a box jellyfish have surprisingly good lenses, yet the structure of the eyes keeps them from focusing sharply, according to a new optics study.
The waters of Australia are infamous for deadly creatures and at the Sydney Aquarium you can see many of them: 12-feet-long killer sharks, evil-eyed man-eating crocodiles and box jellyfish which can sting an adult to death in a minute.
The waters of Australia are infamous for deadly creatures and at the Sydney Aquarium you can see many of them: 12ft-long killer sharks, evil-eyed man-eating crocodiles and box jellyfish which can sting an adult to death in a minute.
Study collaborators at the Bert Fish Medical Center in Florida also tested a more dangerous species known as the box jellyfish or sea wasp, which is prevalent along the Florida and Texas coasts and around the Gulf of Mexico.
A SCHOOLGIRL has survived an attack from the world's most venomous creature - a lethal box jellyfish.
Sadly, box jellyfish made swimming at the unspoilt beaches a risky business.