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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sea Snake Behavior

Sea snakes use their tail to mimic their heads. (News source.)

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sea Snakes Drink Freshwater

New research suggests that sea snakes don't drink saltwater, after all. (News source.)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Snake Stories

A python in Australia was photographed swallowing a cockatoo. (News source.)

Australian beach-goers rescued a sea snake stranded on the sand. (
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After his girlfriend made him a meal, a Kenya man took a nap, only to be woken by a large snake under the bed. His screams brought the neighbors, who killed the snake. The girlfriend's children asked why they killed their mother's pet. The neighbors complained to the landlord. The girlfriend says it wasn't her pet, it must have wandered in. The man went back to his wife. (
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Friday, April 11, 2008

Sea Snake Bycatch Drops

Fishing trawlers in Queensland, Australia, waters using "bycatch reduction devices" are catching fewer threatened sea snakes. (News source.)

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Sick Sea Snake

A yellow-bellied sea snake found on an Australian shore is recuperating in an aquarium before being released again. (News source.)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sea Snake Breeding

The Melbourne (Australia) Aquarium has inadvertently bred their Hardwick's sea snakes; tests confirm that a snake previously thought to be a male is now pregnant. (News source.)

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sea Snakes in India

Chennai, India, fishermen caught a dozen or so sea snakes of various species off the coast of Marina beach. They were given to the Zoological Survey of India; three specimens of a rare species were kept and the rest released. (News source.)