The box jellyfish lives in the eastern Indian Ocean and the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The Australian box jellyfish lives off the northern coast of Australia.Know More
Box jellyfish are most abundant off the northern coast of Australia between November and April. Some beaches remain closed during these times for the safety of the public, according to Oceana.org.
The sting of an Australian box jellyfish can be lethal to humans. It is considered to be the most venomous marine animal, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Symptoms of a box jellyfish sting include paralysis, heart attacks and loss of consciousness. In some cases, people drown due to losing consciousness immediately after being stung.Learn More
Narwhals live in the Arctic Ocean in the areas near Russia and the Atlantic Ocean. They have been found as far east as eastern Russia and as far south as Greenland.Full Answer >
National Geographic explains that stingrays live in warm bodies of water all around the world; they prefer shallow waters along the coastal regions. To blend in to their habitats, stingrays lay on the bottom of the ocean floor, covering themselves with sand. They use this camouflage technique to avoid predators, such as sharks or larger rays. They also remain on the ocean floor because their prey lives there.Full Answer >
According to the St. Lawrence Global Observatory, lobsters prefer rocky ocean bottoms covered with algae. They can hide in the rocks, and the algae makes it easier for them to blend in. The algae also attracts food for the lobsters. When lobsters cannot find rocks, they will burrow into pebbles, sand, or clay. Lobsters stay at the entrance of their shelters, claws out so they can defend themselves.Full Answer >
The natural habitat of the piranha is limited to fast-flowing freshwater rivers and streams. Native to the jungles of the Amazon Basin, Pygocentrus nattereri has been spotted in nearly every South American country.Full Answer >