Ocean Survival: Encountering Sea Creatures

This article will cover the different types of sea creatures that one might encounter when surviving at the ocean. The purpose is to give a general overview on these animals and their preferred habitats, prey, size and more.

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FM 21-22, a textbook on military watermanship, was produced by the US War Department in 1944. From how to safely evacuate a sinking ship to how to remain alive in a lifeboat, the booklet covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea. We’ll be presenting numerous portions of the handbook this week; the material is both intriguing historically and helpful in worst-case circumstances. 

War Department Watermanship Manual, FM 21-22, 1944

Animal Defense Against Water Animals

GENERAL.

Some aquatic creatures will only attack a man in self-defense; others will attack if they are drawn to blood, shiny items, or bright colors like a man’s skin. Don’t dangle your hands or feet in the water. The easiest way to avoid being attacked by aquatic creatures is to keep an eye out for them and take a route around them. Underwater, on the bottom of shoals, amid rocks, and on the surface are all good places to look. Slowly and silently swim. If there are known to be harmful fish in the water, keep your clothes on. Keep your distance from any blood in the water. It is critical to be calm when stung by aquatic creatures; the stings will eventually fade off.

SHARK.

White shark illustration.

The white shark is known as a “man-eater.”

a. Sharks are found all around the world, although they are most frequent in warm waters. Their bodies are long, spherical, and thin, with the top lobe of the tail fin being the longest and five separate gill holes along the side of the head. Sharks with asymmetrical tails are the most deadly. Normally, the human body does not exceed 11 feet in length. The nose is generally conical, bluntly pointed, and protrudes widely in front of the mouth; the mouth is huge and equipped with cutting teeth. Sharks normally attack near the surface, and their fins, which break the water like a periscope, disclose them.

Splashing, swiftly moving the arms and legs, and creating a lot of disturbance underwater are all good ways to defend against a shark attack. It’s preferable to make metallic sounds, such as hitting a canteen beneath water. Avoid exposing your skin, underwear, or shiny things. The shark’s nose is the most sensitive part of his body, and injuring it with a blow may cause him to flee. Any wounds you suffer should be treated as usual.

BARRACUDA.

Barracuda illustration.

The barracuda can only be found in warm waters. It looks like a long, grey pike with long, pointed jaws lined with sharp teeth. It’s roughly 6 feet long and is drawn to everything that moves, particularly light-colored or shiny items. From under the surface, it strikes rapidly. Making a lot of noise underwater can scare it away. Any wounds you suffer should be treated as usual.

RAY STING.

Sting Ray illustration.

Sting rays are disk-shaped, flattened fish with one or two long, barbed spines that may be found in all warm oceans and certain fresh water rivers. Both the body and the fins make up the disk. The sizes vary from a standard dinner plate to ten feet wide. The tail might be as long as the disk or even longer. They are commonly walked on because they hide in muddy or sandy flats and lash out with their tails, pushing the spine into the skin and injecting a highly venemous fluid. Snake bites should be treated as such.

 

b. When going through turbid or muddy water, use a stick to poke ahead of you and slide your feet along. If you contact a concealed sting ray with your stick or foot, it will swim away.

SAW-FISH.

The saw-fish has a shark-like body with a swordlike snout equipped with spines on the sides, giving it the appearance of a big double-edged saw. The saw-fish may grow to be 10 to 20 feet long, although it is not aggressive. It may be found on sandy and muddy bottoms. The saw-saw fish’s has enough force to break a man’s leg as it swings back and forth. The portions surrounding the eyes and at the base of the saw are the most vulnerable sections of the sawfish. Strike the eyes and avoid the saw as a kind of defense.

EEL MORAY.

Moray Eel illustration.

Moray eels may be found in all warm oceans, although they prefer crevices among coral reefs. The majority of morays are brownish or blackish in appearance, with unusual spot patterns. Morays may grow up to 6 feet in length. In order to defend against the moray, you may use a knife or a spear. Keep your hands and feet clear of the cracks in the rocks. Any wounds you suffer should be treated as usual.

PORCUPINE OF THE SEA.

Sea Porcupine illustration.

The sea porcupine is readily identified by its coating of erectile spines, which it finds in warm waters. By consuming water or air, this fish swells up. It isn’t really fierce. Its jaws resemble a parrot’s beak and are robust enough to bite off a finger if provoked. The best defense is to stay out of their path.

URCHIN OF THE SEA.

Sea Urchin illustration.

The sea urchin, which looks like a pincushion full of long needles, may be found in abundance on rocks, reefs, and amid coral. Several moveable spines of two different diameters cover certain sea urchins. Short, stout-spined sea urchins are not harmful. The poisonous shorter and finer spine is very venomous; if it just contacts the skin, the poison is injected into the flesh, producing great agony. Remove the spine and disinfect it with iodine. Anything that looks like a sea urchin should be avoided at all costs.

CLAM OF GIGANTIC SIZE.

Giant clams, which are found on coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, are similar to regular clams but much larger, weighing up to 500 pounds. The clam is edible, but no portion of the body should be caught inside the shell, which clamps down on anything that enters it.

OCTOPUS.

Octopus illustration. The octopus has a spherical body and eight arms or legs, each with multiple suction cups. It is often found in the Mediterranean and the Southwestern Pacific. From tip to tip, the tentacles of an octopus may reach a length of almost ten feet. It has enormous, bright eyes that glow in the dark. When it is assaulted, it releases an inky substance into the water to hide its movements while attempting to flee. When assaulted, the octopus is not a nasty animal and will attempt to flee. They’re particularly common around rocky shorelines and on reefs. Some species may be found at great depths in the ocean.

 

RAY OF ELECTRICITY.

The electric ray resembles a sting ray in appearance, but it lacks the sting in its tail. When the animal is touched, the batteries down its back deliver a powerful electric shock. If you’ve been shocked, be calm and quiet while you wait for the shock to wear off.

BLUEFISH.

Bluefish are a very active game fish that may be found in abundance in the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel. They range in length from 2 to 3 feet and are blue in hue. They have razor-sharp teeth and will eat everything that moves. Bluefish schools may be deadly to swimmers. Treat any wounds that have been caused in the normal way.

JELLYFISH.

The jellyfish is an umbrella-shaped animal with multiple tentacles hanging down from the underside that may be found in all oceans but is more common in the tropics. Jellyfish range in size from a few inches to two or three feet. When you come into contact with a tentacle, it stings like crazy. Ammonia water, slightly diluted, provides rapid relief. If you are stung while swimming, be cool and swim gently until the sting subsides. You can’t be followed by the jellyfish. Clothes provide complete protection to all portions of the body that are covered.

MAN-OF-WAR FROM PORTUGAL.

PORTUGUESE Man of War illustration. The vividly colored Portuguese man-of-war has a big bladder-like body with long tentacles dangling down from the underside and is often found in most conflict seas. It frequently floats on top of the water. The sting is more painful than that of a jellyfish, but it is treated in the same way. Stay an eye out for the floating bladder and keep a safe distance from it.

SEA SNAKE is a kind of snake that lives in the sea.

Sea Snake illustration. Sea snakes are distinguishable from eels by the presence of bony plates or rectangular-shaped scales on their bodies. They live in the warm seas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as in freshwater in the Philippine Islands. The sea snake’s bands are frequently brightly colored. To make a paddle, the tail is flattened. Sea snakes seldom bite unless provoked, so keep your distance. Their venom is dangerous, so treat any wounds right once. To begin, place a tourniquet around the bite and around the heart. Make a criss-cross with a knife in each fang puncture and suck out the blood and poison with your tongue and spit. Iodine should be applied last. If you have any open wounds in your mouth, have someone else take the poison.

ALLIGATOR AND CROCODILE

Freshwater crocodiles and alligators may be found in Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America. In the Indo-Australian area, however, the biggest and most deadly crocodiles travel to the open sea. Crocodiles and alligators are reptiles with thick skin, a vicious tail, and a long mouth with large teeth. Keep a safe distance from them.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there unknown creatures in the ocean?

How do you defend yourself against a fish?

A: There are many ways to defend yourself against a fish. You could try using your fishing rod, but it may not be enough protection in the water and if you use something like a sword or shield they can just swim away.

How animals in the ocean blend in to stay alive?

A: The answer to this question is unclear.

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