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Irukandji - [rust i-viii]

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Those stung by these teeny medusae suffer from what has been called irukandji syndrome , the symptoms of which include severe pains throughout the body, nausea, sweating, an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, and a constant feeling of impending doom. Yikes!

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"His specimens had been in captivity for hours prior to the stinging experiment; the degree to which the condition of the animal affects its sting ability is undocumented, but I have often observed cubozoans stinging each other and the sides of the collecting container. It is not difficult to imagine that they could have expended much of their stinging ability without sufficient time to regenerate it."

*An Australian indigenous people who are the Traditional Owners and original custodians of a narrow coastal strip within Djabugay country that runs from Cairns to Port Douglas in northern Queensland. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present and recognise their significant cultural contribution to our great country.

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