Overview of Marine Bites and Stings
Some marine bites and stings are toxic, such as those inflicted by
All create wounds are at risk of infection with marine organisms, most notably Vibrio species, Aeromonas species, and Mycobacterium marinum.
Shark bites result in jagged lacerations with near-total or total amputations and should be treated in the same way as other major trauma (see Approach to the Trauma Patient : Evaluation and Treatment).
(See also Fish and Shellfish Poisoning.)