The pelagic or Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake spends most of its time at sea, & is helpless if washed up on land. Venomous. 1m-3ft in length. Hunt by day, sleep at night. They need to come to the surface for fresh air. Able to stay underwater for 3 & 1/2 hours  & utilize cutaneous breathing via their skin removing oxygen from the water & releasing carbon dioxide.  A special gland under their tongue allows them to filter the salt out of the water, very important for surviving in a marine…

The pelagic or Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake spends most of its time at sea, & is helpless if washed up on land. Venomous. 1m-3ft in length. Hunt by day, sleep at night. They need to come to the surface for fresh air. Able to stay underwater for 3 & 1/2 hours & utilize cutaneous breathing via their skin removing oxygen from the water & releasing carbon dioxide. A special gland under their tongue allows them to filter the salt out of the water, very important for surviving in a marine…

This is a photograph of the rare short nosed sea snake discovered on Ningaloo reef, Western Australia. (Grant Griffin, W.A. Dept. Parks and Wildlife)

Sea snakes thought to be extinct show up in Australian waters

This is a photograph of the rare short nosed sea snake discovered on Ningaloo reef, Western Australia. (Grant Griffin, W.A. Dept. Parks and Wildlife)

Olive Sea Snake-One bite said to be able to deliver enough venom to KILL twenty full-grown men.

Olive Sea Snake-One bite said to be able to deliver enough venom to KILL twenty full-grown men.

sea snake (saw one of these when scuba diving in the Caribbean!!! Possibly one of the scariest moments of my life!!!!)

sea snake (saw one of these when scuba diving in the Caribbean!!! Possibly one of the scariest moments of my life!!!!)

Ocean - more nudibranches

The adorable science behind the “sea bunny”

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