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Australian Box Jellyfish

About Australian Box Jellyfish

The Australian Box Jellyfish starts its life in shallow water near river mouths. In the rainy season the jellyfish are swept along the coast, usually past places where people swim. This jellyfish is so poisonous that swimmers die within minutes of being stung. It is transparent, which makes it difficult to see. The box jellyfish got its name from the shape of their bodies. When their tentacles are stretched out they can measure up to 6 ft. (2m) in length.