Nematocyst fire: How jellyfish stings work by Smarter Everyday

Last week was Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’, but sharks aren’t the only fascinating creatures in the ocean. The box jellyfish is the most venomous animal in the world. Find out about the jellyfish sting!

Heather Auld


My name is Heather, and I am a PhD student in the Biology Department at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada where I study how an individual's environment influences their behaviour. Most of my research is done in Trinidad, The West Indies, but I love to travel to all different kinds of ecosystems.

I also work on CurioCity as a Science Editor and to help bring you the most interesting stories and breakthroughs happening in science! I volunteer with Let's Talk Science as an outreach volunteer in Ottawa and rural Ontario. 

I love to observe and photograph the amazing animals and landscapes from around the world. 

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