We are excited to see our video footage of the Blue-ringed octopus has made it into one of the worlds most respected publications, National Geographic.
The highly venomous Blue-ringed octopus can be found in tide pools and coral reefs around Australia.
Despite their small size they are recognised as one of the world's most venomous marine animals and potentially fatal. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realising they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in. All bites should be treated seriously and immediate medical attention sought.. * Note. Blue-ringed octopus are generally very shy and will not attack. Bites usually occur from people handling them, being totally unaware of their potential danger.
If you do come across one of these beautiful creatures OBSERVE, ENJOY AND PLEASE DO NOT HARM
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Swimmers in this very popular natural rock pool at Kiama go about totally unaware of the dangers below.