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!!!!)

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.

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…

Faint-Banded Sea Snake - This species, also commonly known as Belcher’s Sea Snake, is found in the Indian and Pacific oceans and is now thought to be not only the most venomous sea snake but the most venomous snake on the planet! They are capable of killing 1800 humans with a drop of venom, though thankfully they are known to be non-egressive unless threatened.

Faint-Banded Sea Snake - This species, also commonly known as Belcher’s Sea Snake, is found in the Indian and Pacific oceans and is now thought to be not only the most venomous sea snake but the most venomous snake on the planet! They are capable of killing 1800 humans with a drop of venom, though thankfully they are known to be non-egressive unless threatened.

Supposedly Extinct Sea Snakes Spotted Off the Coast of Australia 12/21/15 Australian short nosed sea snake (Aipysurus apraefrontalis)

Supposedly Extinct Sea Snakes Spotted Off the Coast of Australia

Supposedly Extinct Sea Snakes Spotted Off the Coast of Australia 12/21/15 Australian short nosed sea snake (Aipysurus apraefrontalis)

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