The Australian national surf team unveils its new name
While it doesn't roll of the tongue as nimbly as 'Kangaroos' or even 'Socceroos', the national surf team has today unveiled its new name - the Irukandjis.
If you're scratching your head right now, the Irukandji is an extremely venomous species of box jellyfish. In fact, it's both the smallest and most deadly species of jellyfish in the world.
The latter quality is what made it so appealing to Surfing Australia.
"They pack a serious punch, just like our Australian surfers in the water”, said Surfing Australia CEO, Chris Mater, of the name Australia’s surf team will take to the Tokyo Olympics this July.
Irukandji are only found on the coast of far northern Queensland, inside the placid waters of the Great Barrier Reef. When exposed to waves, Irukandji jellyfish fall to pieces.