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Box jellyfish (class Cubozoa) are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. [1]

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Alatinidae is a family of box jellyfish within class Cubozoa, containing the following genera and species.

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In chemistry, an alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a carbon.

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Ammonia is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH3.

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Antivenom, also known as antivenin, venom antiserum and antivenom immunoglobulin, is a medication made from antibodies which is used to treat certain venomous bites and stings.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Bait fish

Feeder Goldfish are common baitfish. Bait fish are small fish caught for use as bait to attract large predatory fish, particularly game fish.

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Boric acid

Boric acid, also called hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum, is a weak, monobasic Lewis acid of boron, which is often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or precursor to other chemical compounds.

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Calcium sulfate

Calcium sulfate (or calcium sulphate) is the inorganic compound with the formula CaSO4 and related hydrates.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Carukia barnesi

Carukia barnesi is a small and extremely venomous jellyfish found near Australia.

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Carukiidae is a family of box jellyfish within the Cubozoa class.

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Carybdea is the only genus of venomous box jellyfish in the family Carybdeidae.

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Carybdea branchi

Carybdea branchi, the South African box jellyfish, is a venomous species of cnidarian, in the small family Carybdeidae within the class Cubozoa.

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Carybdea marsupialis

Carybdea marsupialis, the sea wasp, is a mildly venomous species of cnidarian, in the small family Carybdeidae within the class Cubozoa.

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Carybdeida is an order of box jellyfish.

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Chirodropida is an order of box jellyfishes.

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Chirodropidae is a family of venomous box jellyfish within the class Cubozoa.

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Chironex is a genus of box jellyfish in the family Chirodropidae.

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Chironex fleckeri

Chironex fleckeri, commonly known as the sea wasp, is a species of dangerously venomous box jellyfish found in coastal waters from northern Australia and New Guinea north to the Philippines and Vietnam.

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Chironex yamaguchii

Chironex yamaguchii, commonly known as habu-kurage in Japanese, is a species of box jellyfish found in coastal waters around Japan, on Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, and in the Philippines.

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Chiropsalmidae is a family of venomous box jellyfish within the class Cubozoa.

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Chiropsalmus quadrumanus

Chiropsalmus quadrumanus, commonly known as the four-handed box jellyfish, is a species of box jellyfish found in the western Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.

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Chiropsoides is a genus of box jellyfish in the family Chiropsalmidae.

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Cnidaria is a phylum containing over 10,000 species of animals found exclusively in aquatic (freshwater and marine) environments: they are predominantly marine species.

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A cnidocyte (also known as a cnidoblast or nematocyte) is an explosive cell containing one giant secretory organelle or cnida (plural cnidae) that defines the phylum Cnidaria (corals, sea anemones, hydrae, jellyfish, etc.). Cnidae are used for prey capture and defense from predators.

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Copula sivickisi

Copula is a monotypic genus of box jellyfish in the family Tripedaliidae of the phylum Cnidaria.

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The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber.

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Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (abdomen) (translit.

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Crown jellyfish

Crown jellyfishes are the six families of true jellyfish that belong to the order Coronatae.

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In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex.

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Discover (magazine)

Discover is an American general audience science magazine launched in October 1980 by Time Inc.

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eMedicine.com, Incorporated is an online clinical medical knowledge base founded in 1996 by two medical doctors, Scott Plantz and Jonathan Adler, and by Jeffrey Berezin, a computer engineer.

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Ephippidae is a family containing the spadefishes, with about eight genera and a total of 20 marine species.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Flatback sea turtle

The Australian flatback sea turtle (Natator depressus) is a sea turtle located along the sandy beaches and shallow coastal waters of Australia.

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Fresh water

Fresh water (or freshwater) is any naturally occurring water except seawater and brackish water.

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Full moon

The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective.

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Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast in the United States, about southeast of Houston.

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Gastrovascular cavity

The gastrovascular cavity is the primary organ of digestion and circulation in two major animal phyla: the Cnidaria (including jellyfish and corals) and Platyhelminthes (flatworms).

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A gonad or sex gland or reproductive gland is a mixed gland that produces the gametes (sex cells) and sex hormones of an organism.

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Government of the Northern Territory

The Government of the Northern Territory, also referred to as the Northern Territory Government, is the Australian territorial democratic administrative authority of the Northern Territory.

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Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent.

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Hanauma Bay

Hanauma is a marine embayment formed within a tuff ring and located along the southeast coast of the Island of Ookinaahu in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood of East Honolulu, in the Hawaiian Islands.

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Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.

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Hawksbill sea turtle

The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae.

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Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound with the formula.

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Hyperkalemia, also spelled hyperkalaemia, is an elevated level of potassium (K+) in the blood serum.

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Ice pack

An ice pack or gel pack is a portable plastic sac filled with water, or refrigerant gel or liquid.

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The Indo-Pacific, sometimes known as the Indo-West Pacific, is a biogeographic region of Earth's seas, comprising the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the seas connecting the two in the general area of Indonesia.

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Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (commonly known as a backbone or spine), derived from the notochord.

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Irukandji jellyfish

Irukandji jellyfish are any of several similar, extremely venomous species of box jellyfish.

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Irukandji syndrome

Irukandji syndrome is a condition induced by venomization by the sting of Carukia barnesi, a species of Irukandji jellyfish, and certain other box jellyfish.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Jellyfish or sea jelly is the informal common name given to the medusa-phase of certain gelatinous members of the subphylum Medusozoa, a major part of the phylum Cnidaria.

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Ko Pha-ngan

Ko Pha-ngan (เกาะพะงัน) is an island in the Gulf of Thailand in southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province.

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Ko Samui

Ko Samui (or Koh Samui, เกาะสมุย) is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Thailand.

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The lemon, Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to Asia.

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Lens (anatomy)

The lens is a transparent, biconvex structure in the eye that, along with the cornea, helps to refract light to be focused on the retina.

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Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago (Malaysian & Indonesian: Kepulauan Melayu/Nusantara, Tagalog: Kapuluang Malay, Visayan: Kapupud-ang Malay) is the archipelago between mainland Indochina and Australia.

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Malo kingi

Malo kingi or the common kingslayer is an Irukandji jellyfish named after victim Robert King, a tourist from the United States swimming off Port Douglas, Queensland, who died from its sting.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Order (biology)

In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Pantyhose, called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes.

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Pantyhose for men

In American English, the term pantyhose generally refers to hosiery traditionally worn by women since their introduction in 1959, however some manufacturers also produce pantyhose for men, or, colloquially, mantyhose, brosiery, or guylons.

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Papain, also known as papaya proteinase I, is a cysteine protease enzyme present in papaya (Carica papaya) and mountain papaya (Vasconcellea cundinamarcensis).

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The papaya (from Carib via Spanish), papaw, or pawpaw is the plant Carica papaya, one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the family Caricaceae.

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.

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Peninsular Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia also known as Malaya or West Malaysia, is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula and surrounding islands.

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The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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Portunus armatus

Portunus armatus (formerly Portunus pelagicus), also known as the flower crab, blue crab, blue swimmer crab, blue manna crab or sand crab, rajungan in Indonesian, and alimasag in Tagalog, is a large crab found in the intertidal estuaries around most of Australia and east to New Caledonia.

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Prawn is a common name for small aquatic crustaceans with an exoskeleton and ten legs (i.e. a member of the order decapoda), some of which can be eaten.

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Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).

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Rabbitfishes or spinefoots are perciform fishes in the family Siganidae.

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The retina is the innermost, light-sensitive "coat", or layer, of shell tissue of the eye of most vertebrates and some molluscs.

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Rhopalia (singular: rhopalium) are small sensory structures of Scyphozoa (typical jellyfish) and Cubozoa (box jellies).

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Scuba diving

Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater.

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The Scyphozoa are an exclusively marine class of the phylum Cnidaria, referred to as the true jellyfish (or "true jellies").

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Simple eye in invertebrates

A simple eye (sometimes called a pigment pit) refers to a type of eye form or optical arrangement that contains a single lens.

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Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate (IUPAC name: sodium hydrogen carbonate), commonly known as baking soda, is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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The statocyst is a balance sensory receptor present in some aquatic invertebrates, including molluscs, bivalves, cnidarians, ctenophorans, echinoderms, cephalopods, and crustaceans.

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Steroid hormone

A steroid hormone is a steroid that acts as a hormone.

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The family Stromateidae of butterfish contains 15 species of fish in three genera.

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Tamoya is a genus of box jellyfish within the monotypic family Tamoyidae.

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In zoology, a tentacle is a flexible, mobile, elongated organ present in some species of animals, most of them invertebrates.

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Tripedaliidae is a family of box jellyfish within class Cubozoa.

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Turtles are diapsids of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.

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Undescribed taxon

In taxonomy, an undescribed taxon is a taxon (for example, a species) that has been discovered, but not yet formally described and named.

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University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaiʻi system (formally the University of Hawaiʻi and popularly known as UH) is a public, co-educational college and university system that confers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through three university campuses, seven community college campuses, an employment training center, three university centers, four education centers and various other research facilities distributed across six islands throughout the State of Hawaii in the United States.

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Urine is a liquid by-product of metabolism in humans and in many animals.

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Venomous Animals Venom is a form of toxin secreted by an animal for the purpose of causing harm to another.

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Vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid (CH3COOH), water (H2O), and trace chemicals that may include flavorings.

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