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Marine animal stings and poisonings mainly happen from saltwater creatures. There are a few freshwater creatures to be cautious of, too, as their stings and poisonings can be just as dangerous. Some of the more common marine stings are from jellyfish. But surfers and beachgoers can run across stingrays and accidentally step on them, causing the stingray to whip its barb into feet, ankles, and legs. Other aquatic creatures to look out for are stonefish, scorpion fish, catfish, coral, cone snails, and eels. If you have been stung or poisoned by any type of aquatic creature, seek help immediately. Find out more about the types of stings from different creatures, first aid treatments, and what to expect.

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