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MARINE BITES AND STINGS:
One of the most inviting, relaxing, and beautiful places on earth is the ocean. The soft, warm, luxurious sand, the gentle, soothing waves, and the spectacular bluegreen waters that reflect the colors of the sky, draw us near. As we relax in the warm, tropical water, we can’t help but wonder why anyone would have ever wanted to crawl out of the sea, so that they could walk on the hard earth, propelled by two small feet.
When adventure brings us to the ocean, there are several inherent risks of which we have to be aware and prepared to manage. These concerns include: marine animal bites and stings, environmental related problems, accidental poisoning by eating poisonous fish, and for the SCUBA enthusiast – barotrauma…