Ven­omous sea crea­tures

Th­ese crea­tures’ de­fense mech­a­nisms can cause in­con­ve­nience or even death

Northern Living - - CONTENTS - TEXT JAMIE NAVARRO AND DENISE DANIELLE ALCANTARA IL­LUS­TRA­TION DAN­ICA CONDEZ

With over a mil­lion species liv­ing in the rain­forests of the sea around the world, ev­ery peek into the teem­ing life be­low is an awe-in­spir­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The Philip­pines has an es­ti­mated 26,000 square kilo­me­ters of coral reef, mak­ing our wa­ters the per­fect des­ti­na­tion for snor­kel­ing, div­ing, and even re­search­ing ma­rine life.

But whether you’re leisurely snor­kel­ing in the shal­lows or div­ing deep into the cliffs and val­leys of the sea, here’s a quick guide on what to avoid and what to do when en­coun­tered with some of the most ven­omous sea crea­tures.

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