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sea snake

n.
Any of various venomous aquatic snakes of the family Elapidae (or Hydrophiidae) that inhabit tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and that bear live offspring.
Any of the venomous elapid snakes that inhabit warm coastal waters from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific.
Toxicology Envenomation bites are usually painless and may not even be noticed when contact is made
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All sea snakes have extremely potent venom, which is among the most toxic known in all snake species.
Once Coleridge has introduced the slimy sea snakes, Death and Life-in-Death hazarding and shooting craps for human souls, a possessed ship's crew of the "living dead," a vessel that can be accelerated to extraordinary speeds, and a "troop of [angelic] spirits blest" (349) with its attendant "seraph-band" (492), readers can be pardoned for any initial confusion they may feel because, inevitably, as Humphry House complains, such a cavalcade of "elaborated supernatural machinery [.
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It was the smallest species of palaeopheid snake, obtaining a size comparable to some living sea snakes and freshwater natricine species.
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Unfortunately, although turtles and crocodilians occur there, they have not been detailed, although four species of fossil sea snakes (see Table 2) from the locality are well known (Parmley and Case 1988; Holman and Case 1992).
The trip in Oswald's seven-metre Compass yacht involved encounters with whales, sharks, barracuda, sea snakes, turtles, dolphins and other marine life.
With flattened tails and valve-like nostrils that keep out seawater, sea snakes have evolved into fearsome swimmers, but writhe helplessly on land.
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As they sort through their catch, the children try to avoid the painful sting of jellyfish and the poisonous sea snakes tangled in the net.
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