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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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When hunting for food, sea snakes probe crevices and coral formations, temporarily forcing them to drop their guard to threats from the surrounding waters and making them highly vulnerable to attack.
McPherson AB and Manning EM: New records of Eocene sea snakes (Pterosphenus) from Louisiana.
To assess the susceptibility of sea snakes to trawling, CSIRO Marine Research fisheries ecologist Dr David Milton looked at two groups of susceptibility indicators in 13 species of sea snakes found in the NPF.
The scientific party will also be monitoring populations of seabirds, sea turtles, and sea snakes along the cruise track lines.
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The Persian Gulf, with about 10 species, is known as the westernmost limit of distribution of sea snakes.
and he'll say 'There's box jellyfish in there, great whites, sea snakes.
One his way around Bahrain he came across sea snakes, dugongs, turtles and dolphins.
He said: "There were sea snakes and mosquitoes but the advantages far outweighed a few bites and the danger of being bitten by one of the world's most dangerous snakes.
Their adventure features amazing and breathtaking moments, including subduing a giant croc in order to attach a satellite tracking device; observing the feeding behavior of the great white shark while safely tucked away inside a dive cage; and working with the Australian experts who capture deadly sea snakes in order to supply anti-venom to the rest of the world.
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.