As described by theaustralian.com.au, the event took place on the beach Chinamans in Mosman, a town that is part of the Sydney agglomeration.
On Thursday, March 16, around 14:45 local time, the 30-year-old was twice bitten in the stomach by an octopus of the hapalochlaen species, which was why she was in deadly danger.
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30-year-old raised a shell on the beach in Australia.
She was bitten by a venomous octopus
– The patient felt pain in the bite area, so paramedics used pressure and a cold compress.
Then they took her to the hospital for monitoring and treatment for further symptoms – said Christian Holmes, one of the rescuers of the local ambulance.
The woman in a stable condition was taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital.
Holmes added that the interventions caused by a bite of octopus of the hapalochlaena species are rare, but when it comes to them, they are a serious challenge for rescuers, because these animals are very dangerous to health and even the lives of people.
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Hapalochlaena – inconspicuous and deadly.
This is the most venomous octopus of the world
As we can read at Myanimals.com, Hapalochlaena is also called the blue-heavenly octopus, which is related to the characteristic pigmentation of the animal.
This species occurs, among others
In Japan and Australia, living in the shallow waters of small coral reefs or rock pools.
Although Hapalochlaena has a small size, it has a deadly weapon – venom containing over 10 chemical compounds, including tetrodotoxin, which blocks sodium channels and causes motor paralysis.
Hapalochlaena has the amount of venom that would be able to kill 26 adults.
Until now, the antidote for hapalochlaena venom has been known, which makes the most venomous octopus in the world particularly dangerous.