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HOW NEW DISCOVERY OF FISHES FACE IS CHANGING SCIENCE

The stonefish is the most venomous of all fish. Along its back on 13 large spines. Each spine and has a pair of venomous sacs attached to it. Any light pressure on the spine will cause the sacs eject their venom. The nuerotoxic venom causes extreme pain to humans. Other possible reactions are severe shock, heart failure and infection. Wounds obtained by touching a stonefish won’t heal for months. There is an anti-venom available and scalding hot water also helps to stop the venom’s activity.

As if their deadly venom and spiny exteriors weren’t enough, scientists at the University of Kansas have found that stonefish also have a hidden switchblade on their face that they can flick out whenever they feel like they’re in danger.

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