SEA SNAKES are just one of hundreds of by-catch species caught by trawlers in Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF).
Turning the locals to producers of natural products rather than poachers of sea snakes
THERE are over 40 species of sea snakes
in the world, and Steve Irwin encounters most of them as he takes the plunge and snorkels in the South Pacific Ocean, just off the north- east coast of Australia.
Below right, he's face to face with a deadly Olive Sea Snake
; GIVE US A HISS: Bryan and his wife Alexia get to grips with a potentially fatal Stokes' Sea Snake
Mangroves are an integral part of the coastal ecosystem in the UAE, providing rich natural habitat and safe breeding grounds for several fish species, sea snakes
, turtles and commercially important shrimp, snapper, grunt fish and sea bream, as well as, a safe nesting and egg-laying areas for sea birds.
Seasonally, we even have live sea snakes
abandoned at the beach.
The intrepid traveller likes to look behind the tourist brochure and his stop at Weipa, on the Cape York peninsula, saw him speak to a scientist who listed some of the things to look out for before getting into the water - saltwater crocodiles, sea snakes
, sharks and box jellyfish, the world's most venomous animal.
There is no official record of a shark attack in Dubai, but Jabado has heard several anecdotes, including how pearl divers used to sing songs while at sea to ward off sharks and sea snakes
What we get are one or two cases of snake bites from the sea or desert areas and they are non-poisonous because they involve sea snakes
and desert pseudo-vipers.
They are solitary creatures, which hunt mostly at night usually feeding on crustaceans, fish, birds, squids, turtles and sea snakes
Undescribed by scientists until 1998, the talented mimic octopus is known to impersonate toxic flatfish, lionfish, and even sea snakes
by creatively configuring its limbs, adopting characteristic undulating movements, and displaying bold brown-and-white color patterns.
With cobras and kraits, sea snakes
and vipers, Pakistan is a dreamland for snake researchers.