Eyes open at sea, danger is around the corner. Beware of HER

Keep your eyes peeled at sea because danger really lurks around the corner. Pay special attention to HER. The details.

Seabed (Image from Pixabay)

The beauty of the sea is something inexplicable: the color of the water, the wonder of the seabed, the species that inhabit it. But all that glitters isn’t always gold, because it also hides dangers. We must be very careful when deciding to dive and in particular we must read the signals that nature gives us.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest risks we face is that of the backwash, a fairly recurrent phenomenon which depends on the movement of the waves. In these cases, one must try to remain calm and wait for the current to take its course. But that’s not all, because there are also other pitfalls.

I turn in particular to the jellyfish that Italian swimmers dread. We must admit that mere thought prevents us from entering the water. How to behave at the sight of one of them? Is there a species more dangerous than the others? Let’s find out.

The danger at sea lurks everywhere: the presence of the Portuguese jellyfish Caravelle is increasingly worrying

As we have just said, the sea hides both beauty and danger. It is in particular the presence of jellyfish that presents the greatest risk of danger for swimmers.

Portuguese Caravel (Image from Pixabay)

One of the most dangerous jellyfish for humans is the Portuguese caravel, also known as Physalia physalis. Let’s not be fooled by its wonderful colors, because its tentacles are very dangerous for humans. The bites are painful and harmful.

The reason for this name is very simple: its shape resembles that of an old caravel when it has spread its sails. It feeds mainly on plankton and is also able to reach a decent speed: we are talking about 20 meters per minute. Not bad for its size.

Mostly seen in Australia, this jellyfish is responsible for many human bites. The sting is accompanied by very intense pain and marks on the body that last about 3-4 days. In some more extreme cases, several anaphylactic shocks and fever have also been recorded.

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In recent years, the fearsome marine animal has also arrived in Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. So be careful where you get wet.

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