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First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

While hazardous marine life injuries are rare, and usually prompted by human action, we nevertheless face the risk of stings, bites, scrape or cuts any time we enter the water or even walk on the beach.

This 28-page guide provides first-aid guidance and exposure prevention tips for a variety of serious and potentially fatal envenomations, poisonings, and traumatic injuries that travelers may encounter both below and above the water, including:

• Blue-ringed octopus
• Box jellyfish
• Ciguatera
• Cone snails
• Fire corals
• Harmful algal blooms
• Lionfish
• Portuguese Man-of-War
• Sea urchins
• Scombroid fish poisoning
• Shellfish poisoning
• Stingrays