What is the most venomous marine animal?

They may not look dangerous, but the sting from a box jellyfish could be enough to send you to Davy Jones’s locker-a watery grave, that is. Box jellyfish, named for their body shape, have tentacles covered in biological booby traps known as nematocysts – tiny darts loaded with poison. People and animals unfortunate enough to be injected with this poison may experience paralysis, cardiac arrest, and even death, all within a few minutes of being stung. But don’t choose the mountains over the ocean just yet. Of the 50 or…

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NATO ships test next generation of electronic warfare defences

October 31, 2019 – Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019). The 6-day Naval Electro Magnetic Operations – or “NEMO” – trials will test how allied navies can defend themselves against anti-ship cruise and hypersonic missiles using state-of-the-art electronic defenses. “NEMO 19 shows how Allies are working together to protect NATO forces from the threat of cruise and hypersonic missiles,” said NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. “This is NATO’s largest maritime electronic warfare exercise…

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Ceremony Commemorates 50th Anniversary of HMCS Kootenay Explosion

October 23, 2019 – Today marks the 50th anniversary of the engine room explosion that killed nine members of HMCS Kootenay’s crew and forever altered the lives of many others. To remember those shipmates lost and to acknowledge the heroic actions of other crew members following this catastrophic event, the Kootenay family will today join with members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), past and present, friends and members of the public for a 50th anniversary commemorative ceremony at Point Pleasant Park’s Bonaventure Anchor Memorial in Halifax. “The bravery, heroism…

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