What types of sea creatures do humans need to fear when swimming in the ocean other than sting rays and sharks

Obviously, with today's news of the crocodile man, we all are reminded that the natural world can be very dangerous. Are there any deadly sea creatures in the Mediterranean that I need to worry about?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There a sharks in the Med, and not all of them live on gigantic luxury yachts. Jelly fish are nasty but you'd have to be very unlucky to die even from multiple stings. Sea urchins' spines are painful (consider wearing those horribly unfashionable rubber swimming shoes where sea urchins abound - Croatia for instance). The box jelly fish is deadly, but likes warm water - above 26° C. and lives off the Great Barrier reef. Australia has more deadly fish, reptiles, insects and spiders than any where else in the world - but hey - I'm still here. Worrying is a mug's game.

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  • 1 decade ago

    First of all some species of sharks have made unprovoked attacks towards humans. What happened to Steve Irwin was an accident and normally stingrays do not attack humans. Like with any marine enivironment, you have to respect all the creatures in the sea. Do not fear them, but respect them. Take the time, for yourself to study the marine environment to where you are going, and learn abou the sea creatures. Just look at them and do not touch anything that you are not familiar with. And always swim with a group and never by yourself.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There's jellyfish that 'll give you a sting but I didn't think there were any Box jellyfish or man of war there. Sea urchins are irritating if you step on them in bare feet. People holiday in the Med all the time. You'd have heard if there was a problem.

    All the really poisonous stuff is near Australia - snakes, blue octopus, box jellyfish, fish that poison you if you eat them, not to mention the shells that you pick up off the beach and the snail inside stings you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There's one venomous species of octopus- the blue-ringed octopus, found only in Australia. See reference 1, below.

    There are a number of venomous sea snakes, all 50 of which are dangerously toxic- with venom at least 10x as toxic as that of rattlesnakes. See reference 2, below.

    Stonefish and lionfish have venomous spines, among other reef fish. See reference 3.

    Cone snails (reference 4) have a remarkably potent venom, along with a stinger than can penetrate a wetsuit.

    There are also a number of jellyfish and soft corals with poisonous stinging cells.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Box Jellyfish, and Portugese Men of War jelly fish. There are also Great white Sharks in the med.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jelly fish would be the meds greatest threat. But simple things like Weavers and sea snakes are a bit of a concern because they are quite hard to spot.

    Apart from that I would be more worried about getting skin cancer from overexposure to the sun!

    I wouldn't worry to much about them though the chances are quite slim!

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  • 1 decade ago

    You must remember whenever you are in nature, you have crossed the safety net. You are in their house, and lots of animals they may see harmless can and will be very dangerous. But do watch out for, jellyfish, sea snakes, squid, all types of fish, stingrays, octipus, seals, otters, whales and the list goes on and on. Just be careful cause they are out there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Heres some but not necessarily found in the Mediterranean.Portuguese man of war,sea snakes,certain octopus found in Australia,jelly fish,lion fish,fire fish cone snails and sea urchins,I would not be afraid of them just careful,besides your chances of dying or getting hurt in a plane or car crash are greater

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The only type of sea creature that really worries me is a jelly fish. Don't worry about stingrays and sharks, they don't just randomly attack people.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The jellyfish which is the shape of a cube is the most dangerous creature to avoid!Not sure about any others soz

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