There is more danger lurking around the ocean than you may be aware of. From the deadly venom of a blue-ringed octopus, to the ginormous bite of a great white shark and the powerful sting of a box jellyfish, it’s always important to be aware of your surroundings.
According to National Geographic, “each year there are about 50 to 70 confirmed shark attacks and 5 to 15 shark-attack fatalities around the world. The numbers have risen over the past several decades but not because sharks are more aggressive: Humans have simply taken to coastal waters in increasing numbers.”
Reduce your chances of stumbling upon a dangerous sea creature by educating yourself about which ones are the most dangerous and where they are commonly located.