Essential Marine First Response

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming


Marine venomous animals represent a contradiction within the human mind. It is true that a few species are venomous enough to cause harm to us, but at the same time they are a vital component of those natural systems that give us life!

This Essential Marine Envenomation Bite First Response Presentation provides a structured framework that provides the understanding and knowledge that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten or stung by a marine animal, and provide the ability to create the best possible outcome, should a bite or sting occur in both humans and pets. This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Essential life skills for everyone who may encounter a marine venomous animals in the environment.

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.


  • Presented by Jonathan Leeming
  • Duration is 45 minutes.


  • How to reduce the chance of being bitten or stung by a marine venomous animal.
  • How to ensure the best possible outcome should a sting or bite occur in humans or animals (pets).

Ideal for?

  • Everyone who enjoys the great outdoors!
  • Field guides and lodge staff.
  • Employees who lives or works in areas inhabited by venomous marine animals. 
  • Conservationists and field workers.
  • Scuba divers, watersport enthusiasts, and beach walkers.

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is author of 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings).

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation. Best selling author, professional speaker and conservationist, Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.
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