|What is the deadliest animal in the ocean?
|Question Date: 2001-06-06|
Well, there are two ways in which you could
classify the deadliest animal in the ocean. One
could interpret this to mean that the largest,
most ferocious animal with the largest teeth would
be most dangerous, and thus the answer of course
would be the Great White Shark.
you mean the most toxic, this could relate to a
variety of invertebrates including the bite of
Blue Ring Octopus or the sting of the Sea Wasp box
jelly, both of which are from Australia. Both of
these can cause respiratory arrest and death
within only a few minutes from the time of initial
It depends on how you define "deadliest".Some of
the most venemous animals in the sea include the
Box jellyfish, Olive sea snake, and Blue ringed
octopus. All these animals have the potential to
kill a third grader, although you would have to
annoy them a lot before they bite.
has seen "Jaws" knows the capacity of a Great
White Shark to kill humans, but more sharks
attacks are reported for the Tiger Shark than any
other marine animal.
Although we aren't
technically marine animals, man has pushed to
extinction hundreds of marine animals from small
invertebrates like green abalone to right whales.
We do this by catching animals faster than they
can reproduce, and by fishing in ways that are
destructive to the environment, like using
dynamite on coral reefs or dragging a trawl on the
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