Japanese students develop potential anti-jellyfish cream

A public high school western Japan has recently developed an anti- jellyfish sting inhibitor prototype. The aim of the product is to prevent deaths and is due to be released in February 2019 with the help of a private company.

 

Japan and the rest of the world still lack a reliable and safe jellyfish sting countermeasure, members of an aquarium club in a high school in Japan are starting to make promise with their new experimental prototype product which they claim will prevent jellyfish stings.

 

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Research into symbiosis was conducted between clownfish and sea anemones. They discovered that the clownfish secrete a special mucous. It contains high concentrations of magnesium which prevents getting themselves stung by sea anemones.

 

Clownfish inhabit the tentacles of anemones; make a home, so to speak. These anemones have strong stinging cells similar to those of jellyfish called nematocysts.

 

This will also be a big hit with the people in Australia. Australia, as we know, is home to the world’s most dangerous creatures, namely, the box jellyfish, blue ringed octopus, cassowary and kangaroo.

 

Believe it or not, the box jellyfish has one of the most powerful stings in the world. It’s said that getting stung by one of these things can stop your heart in 30 to 60 seconds.

 

Blue ringed octopus venom contains 5 different strands of venom including tetrodotoxin which can cause death in several minutes if not treated immediately. If death occurs, the reason can be found in the venom’s ability to suffocate humans.

 

This new cream will most certainly be of help to Aussies who frequent the beach like life guards and surfers and divers. If this cream will be approved by the FDA and other authorities, the two young ladies will certainly have their pockets full and people happy.

 

Reference: Japanese high school students develop jellyfish sting cream

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