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Marine Animal Sting OR Bite

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A sting or bite from any form of marine life, especially salt-water dwellers, may cause this injury.

Any person who is swimming or wading in salt water has a chance of getting a bite or sting from a marine animal.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

Injury can be caused by bites or stings from many types of marine life, including a:

  • jellyfish
  • Portuguese man of war
  • stingray
  • stonefish
  • scorpion fish
  • catfish
  • lionfish
  • sea urchin
  • sea anemone
  • hydroid
  • moray eel
  • shark
  • barracuda
  • electric eel


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    Marine Animal Sting OR Bite: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Vincent J. Toups, MD
    Date Reviewed: 03/12/01

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