Are you the type of person that loves swimming, surfing, or even diving in the Indonesian seawater? If so, you should be careful and more aware of some dangerous sea creatures that may harm you.
This time we will bring you into the most common Indonesia most dangerous sea creatures that spread in most of the Indonesian seawater. Most of them become so dangerous that not only harm you but also capable to kill you. Let’s see some of them below!
1. Sea Snake
Sea snake becomes one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesia with their poisonous kill. It becomes one of the Hydrophis Spiralis family that capable to grow up to 1.5 meters. It has a specific color with the combination of black and yellow, or black and white.
Sea snakes are a kind of reptile with a predator species type that haunts another fish as their main food. They using their weapon as their defense to attack other creatures even humans. Once you’ve got poisoned by their weapon you will feel the effect of it after 30 – 60 minutes.
Commonly, the first effect after a gotten bite by the sea snake is headache, thirsty in an abnormal way, too much sweat, nausea, and even paralysis on the part of the bitten spot. You need to call a medical expert to face that kind of accident.
2. Sea Urchins
Sea urchins become one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater. They are spreads in most Indonesian seawater and easily find at the ups and downs of the seawater. They have a specific round body with a sharp thorn around the body.
Sea urchins have so many subspecies that can be parted by more than 900 subspecies. Once you get the sharp thorn, the poison will spread through your body quickly. You will feel some muscle ache, limp, paralysis on the spot that hit by the thorn, and the worst of it can be hard to breath.
If you are accidentally attacked by the sea urchins, go to the seashore immediately and find help. Medical treatment is needed to prevent some poison spread rapidly through your body.
3. Sea Anemones
Sea anemones become one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater. It has a beautiful color of yellow, orange, and a bit red but has the most poisonous type of neurotoxin. This type of poison can attack your nerve immediately and make them malfunction such as paralyzed them.
Since the sea anemones are so beautiful, that makes people keep haunt them to be put on their aquarium or as food. In southern Italy and southwestern Spain, people usually marinated them to consume with some vinegar and olive oils.
Some type of Jellyfish becomes one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater. If you want to meet the stingless jellyfish, you can visit the Derawan beach considering the best time to visit Indonesia to see them.
Commonly, they come from the cannonball jellyfish, sea nettle jellyfish, lion’s mane jellyfish, and square jellyfish. If you get attacked by one of those types of jellyfishes, you need to go to the seashore immediately and find help. The first aid needs to do by the coast guard with their aid tool kits. After that, you need to go to the medical expert for better medication.
Most jellyfish have a transparent body so that you may not aware of their existence. Once you get bitten by one of them, you will get some Indonesian most common diseases such as cramps on your muscles, headache, nauseous, sick at the part of your kidney, back pain, and burning sensation around the spot that hit by.
5. Fire Coral
Fire coral becomes one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater. You can find them easily because their habitat is in some tropical and subtropical seawater, includes Indonesian seawater. Most of them become part of the popular marine tourism in Indonesia with their wonderful color.
Fire coral has a beautiful color with the perfect combination of bright yellow, green, orange, and white. Some divers mistook them with the seaweed so they touched them. The intense pain can happen immediately and can heal within two days up to two weeks depending on the attack.
6. Sea Louse
Sea louse becomes one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater just like another most endangered animal in Indonesia. The fur on their body has a most poisonous weapon that capable to make your body in danger such as an amputation. Once you get attacked by it you need to get medical treatment immediately.
Stingrays become one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater. They have a big body with wide wings that you can easily notice about their existences. Commonly they have a black color with a white spot that makes them beautiful to see in most of the best snorkeling places in Indonesia.
Stingrays using their tail to defend themselves from the enemy. That is why you need to be careful so that they will not attack you. Once you get knocked by their tail, they will leave some thorn on your body. You need to be carefully put them off from the spot you hit by. Find the medical expert if you find it difficult to get rid of them off.
Barracudas becomes one of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater. Barracudas are similar to the shark which has a species of carnivore type. They attack other fish as their main food and attack them with their sharp teeth.
Even so, there is so little report about them that capable to attack humans. They love sparkling things, so you need to avoid wearing those things while swimming at sea.
So, there are some of the most dangerous sea creatures in Indonesian seawater that you should avoid. Even though they have a beautiful appearance, you need to make some distance to them for your good.