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Old 19-08-2008, 23:37   #1
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Dangerous marine species around the world

The lionfish thread triggered a thought, a rare occurance for me
Is there any good references for the cruisers out there that shows what creatures to be careful of, on a regional basis. Needs photos for identification.

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The S.A.S. Survival Handbook By John Wiseman. It's pretty much a complete survival handbook covering everything from jungles to deserts. There is also an extensive list of dangerous animals, including fish, clams, shellfish etc with nice pictures. More importantly maybe, there is a list with pictures of the ones you can eat.

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The lionfish thread triggered a thought, a rare occurance for me
Is there any good references for the cruisers out there that shows what creatures to be careful of, on a regional basis. Needs photos for identification.
Mike
Some on-line resources:

CSL Antivenom Handbook
http://www.toxinology.com/generic_st..._contents.html

Poisonous Sea Life v.2.4 ~ by Mark R. Anderson, M.D
http://www.riparia.org/sealife_poisoning.html

Dangerous Sea Life ~ by Jean-Philippe Soule
http://www.nativeplanet.org/health/dangeroussealife.htm

Photos of Venomous Sea Creatures ~ by Brandon Cole

http://www.brandoncole.com/photos_venomous.htm

Some previous CF discussions:
Jellyfish
CIGUATERA POISONING
Cruising Medical Resource
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I chased one of these critters while snorkelling years ago. When I got back and told the rental guy he went white. Then he told me and I went white.

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