NParks probing venomous box jellyfish sighting

It is working to alert relevant communities, warns public not to handle creature directly

A screengrab of a video of a box jellyfish reportedly spotted in the waters at One Degree 15 Marina Sentosa Cove last Friday. The venom of the box jellyfish is known to be one of the most lethal in the world. PHOTO: KRISZTINA KOZARY
A screengrab of a video of a box jellyfish reportedly spotted in the waters at One Degree 15 Marina Sentosa Cove last Friday. The venom of the box jellyfish is known to be one of the most lethal in the world. PHOTO: KRISZTINA KOZARY

One of the most deadly animals on earth, usually found off the coasts of Malaysia, Thailand and Australia, has been spotted in Singapore's waters.

A box jellyfish was found swimming in what was purportedly the waters at One Degree 15 Marina Sentosa Cove, in a video uploaded by marine conservation organisation Marine Stewards last Friday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2020, with the headline 'NParks probing venomous box jellyfish sighting'. Subscribe