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Sea Snake Island | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD

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In this exciting adventure, Jonathan travels to Manuk, a tiny, uninhabited volcanic island several hundred miles from the nearest populated island in Indonesia, on a mission to discover why the waters of this remote place are teeming with thousands of venomous sea snakes! And if you love sea snakes, check out our adventure with sea snakes in Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gQY4m2HPYk ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** Some of the world’s richest coral reefs thrive in Indonesia. Located in the middle of the so-called coral triangle, the diversity of species and colors of Indonesian reefs absolutely amazes me every time I get the chance to dive here. This time however, it’s not the reefs I have come to film, but a remote and uninhabited island whose waters are reputed to teem with thousands of sea snakes! The island, known as Manuk, is an active volcano a hundred kilometers from the nearest inhabited island, smack dab in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago. Getting there is no easy task. I have chartered the Seahorse, a traditional Indonesian Pinisi built for divers, for a special itinerary to reach Manuk Island. Divemaster Jandri meets me at the marina in Sorong. It took me 2 full days of flying just to get to Sorong from the United States! He takes me out to the Seahorse, my home away from home for the next two weeks. This expedition will take 14 divers 1200 miles across the Banda Sea, from Sorong to Alor, stopping to dive along the way at many islands, the most important of which of course is Manuk. The island is aptly named: Manuk means “bird” in several Indonesian dialects. And birds it has! Manuk is completely uninhabited and there are a few reasons why. First of all, it’s kind of steep. But more importantly, it’s an active volcano! There are steam and sulfur vents all over the island. It swims casually by flapping its flattened, paddle-like section of tail. Sea snakes are among the most venomous animals on Earth. They use this venom to hunt, and fortunately, attacks on people are extremely rare. Soon I start to see other sea snakes, and I realize that more and more have been appearing. Were they here before and I didn’t see them, or did they come out from someplace? Clearly, some were sleeping. This one is taking a nap in plain view on the reef. I guess they don’t really have to worry about predators. I watch this one sleep for a little while, and start to wonder if it’s even alive. Pretty soon I notice that as the snakes are waking up, they are coming over to check me out. Like land snakes, this is how a sea snake “smells” but at the same time, the tongue flicking helps get rid of excess salt from glands in its mouth. Because sea snakes are reptiles just like land snakes, they have lungs and need to breathe air just like people. So a sea snake must head to the surface every once in a while for a breath. Sea snakes have a huge lung that takes up nearly the entire length of their bodies so they can hold a big breath that will last a while. Each time a sea snake surfaces, it usually spends a minute or two resting and breathing, before gulping in that last big breath and diving back down to the reef. A breath can last 1-2 hours depending on the species, but most sea snakes breathe more often than that unless they are sleeping. They can also absorb a little bit of oxygen from the water directly through their skin, which helps them extend their dives. The next morning I’m up at sunrise, and heading out to the reef for an early morning dive. Early morning is when the sea snakes hunt, and I’m hoping to witness the reef alive with sea snakes on the prowl! Underwater, the light levels are still low, and I’m heading out to a deep seamount where I saw a lot of sea snakes yesterday. This should be a good place to find some sea snakes hunting. When a sea snake hunts, it takes advantage of having a small head and a thin body to go from hole to hole in the reef, poking its head inside. It hopes to corner a fish or invertebrate that’s hiding in the hole. Once the hunting starts, more sea snakes start coming in to the reef to join the hunt. On this seamount more than a hundred feet from the surface, dozens of sea snakes are gathering to prowl the reef for food. Sometimes, they appear to work together to make sure nothing escapes.
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Text Comments (1062)
Agus Priadi (10 hours ago)
keindahan alam indonesia memang juaranya 😁😁😁
Samurai Levi (2 days ago)
I like snakes, but I love the sea so this just makes me want to adopt a sea snake.
miller ardines (2 days ago)
Manok is called Chicken in the Philippines 🇵🇭
Elvin John Tropezado (4 days ago)
I want to touch them too , their so cuute
Laszlo Garamszegi (4 days ago)
Ugly creature. I hate them. Brrrrr!!!
Hà Xuyên (6 days ago)
Thanks Blue World for special video. From Belgium
mohd azeem (6 days ago)
Lite hay yaro
Best Chanel
Md Hasan (7 days ago)
Nice
uweihai (8 days ago)
I’m at Indonesia and I wish to go to raja empat and manuk and manuk isn’t Indonesian Indonesian bird is burung
Mackaroonie Official (9 days ago)
Why are they so friendly? 😅
Kavya Das (10 days ago)
It feels like a grandpa telling us beautiful story with magical and perfect notation like words..
BlueWorldTV (8 days ago)
Anything wrong with that? Grandpa usually tells good stories.
Tristan Pearo-Beattie (11 days ago)
Stay away from them they are very dangerous
the main man (14 days ago)
Snakes in water? What next flying spiders?
Deana Rafa Adelia (15 days ago)
I just realized.. this is indonesia. I forgot my own country lol.
Voodoo King (16 days ago)
so i can touch a sea snake and not get bit cool
BlueWorldTV (14 days ago)
I don't advise it. Especially on land.
juan Ollete (17 days ago)
I really love this ..all about fishes😊
Nice video SAR
Maha Bsmn (17 days ago)
Anyone in india
Maha Bsmn (17 days ago)
Anyone Chennai..
mankyu holy (18 days ago)
I like what you are doin. I want to be like that too😶
Globin347 (18 days ago)
Did that one sea snake ever manage to free itself from the hole?
YT.unitY (18 days ago)
Hi im from indonesia ahahah
Lado Merah (19 days ago)
Indonesia so cool
Sudarshan Prsad (20 days ago)
Nice
jennie kimmy (21 days ago)
I like your camera
jennie kimmy (21 days ago)
Well done. You better make new one
Kak Lim (21 days ago)
Indonesian?? 🤨
Александр В (22 days ago)
9:11 just as my cat
AMIR Ibn Anees (22 days ago)
Very very beautiful video
Rivaldi Nasution (23 days ago)
Great Video
Nunung Zekybayu (23 days ago)
Indonesia Thank for visit Indonesia
Lil. Ms.J (24 days ago)
This is beautiful, thanks for sharing
Nabilah Zulfa (25 days ago)
Im from Indonesian 😊,and im proud have a beautiful underwater
Ashok Haldar (26 days ago)
I have found my kinde
Ashok Haldar (26 days ago)
Osam video
life& Entertainment (26 days ago)
I love
Cyph3rrr (27 days ago)
The school of redtooth triggers were really cool!
John Sticher (27 days ago)
such a cool video....man, so beautiful....wish i could do this.
Mad Hat32 (27 days ago)
Beautiful footage guys
arsyl Rochman (27 days ago)
Wellcome to indonesia
Subnitca games 24 (29 days ago)
My name is jonathan
Ravi Pandey (30 days ago)
So nice and interesting video sir
satyam soni (30 days ago)
Hi I am your new and very big fan
satyam soni (30 days ago)
+BlueWorldTV thanks
BlueWorldTV (30 days ago)
Welcome to the Blue World!!
tat sat (1 month ago)
We are with you in your journey .. Thanks for nice experience..
mahfuja munne (1 month ago)
Subhan Allah....
abidul haque (1 month ago)
woww........
😋😋
i love it
Cess Boncales (1 month ago)
2:33 did i just saw dory ?
see snake in indonesia
Raja ampat
Galactic Chicken (1 month ago)
Who says reptiles are evil?
swit1211 (1 month ago)
Amazing!😊😊😊😊
POLAR LIGHTS (1 month ago)
When i was a kid i wanted to be a seaman but when i grew older i started getting scared on the deep
POLAR LIGHTS (1 month ago)
Even if this video is old i still got heart😢😢😢 thank you
BlueWorldTV (1 month ago)
That's because you are overthinking it!
POLAR LIGHTS (1 month ago)
You know what Manuk means in my country?? in means chicken😂😂 PHILIPPINES NUMBA 1
radikta rhiddick (1 month ago)
beunget
1:34 that looks like a pirate ship!
BlueWorldTV (1 month ago)
Arrrrrrg Matey!
Rukasen Ronghang (1 month ago)
Very nice Jonathan bird's
Nice but you say in English please convert in Hindi
Ayase (1 month ago)
Soo beautiful
Christina Mason (1 month ago)
Wet noodles
Krisna Hidayat (1 month ago)
kuharap pemda sana ngejaga lautnya jangan biarin kapal pesiar masuk naru jangkarnya disitu
botjah_toea_ petakilan (1 month ago)
alhamdulilah aq bangga jadi orang indo ... indonesia is the best😇😇😇
Riki Gunawan (1 month ago)
aku cinta tanah air ku indonesia 😍😍
Sea snakes most poison very dangerous take care sir Good information Good documentary thanks so much sir
Hari Kumar anuragi (2 months ago)
Osm
Pengusaha lumayan sukses (2 months ago)
Bule aje liburan nye di tanah air kita, sedangkan kita banyak orang bego yg sok ke luar negri padahal cuma ke tailan, malay / singapur dah norak pamer2
Jose Hernandez (2 months ago)
Oh so it doesn't attack people??? Cool, I can swim with it!
Huey Gabus (2 months ago)
Wonderfull indonesia
Prashant Awasthi (2 months ago)
Can u please make a video on colossal squids
Prashant Awasthi (2 months ago)
Thats really amazing👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👏👏👏👏👏👏
Muhammad Hafiz Zulkhalid (2 months ago)
So proud to be indonesian
lugia gaming (2 months ago)
No don't go to snake island you will die there
BlueWorldTV (2 months ago)
I lived!!!
Marisa Unyu (2 months ago)
woww .. INDONESIA ,RAJA AMPAT 😍😘😍
Sanatombi laitonjam (2 months ago)
I love oceans.,.sea......water ....!!;;::::""**I want to be like you
SunShine (2 months ago)
Oh my god...is this real....you are awesome man...
Gigantis (2 months ago)
I never thought a sad night would be cured by watching this at 2 am. This was refreshing and very nice to watch. The vast ocean is beautiful.
zet zetun (2 months ago)
we love indonesia
Rheva Ilham Gahfara (2 months ago)
Manuk = Bird Jonathan Manuk? 😂
Diandra Rachma (2 months ago)
Thank you for visiting indonesia ❤️
Liem Mei Li (2 months ago)
Indonesia..😍 I'm Indonesian 😊
WOOOOW MY *COUNTY*
Whiterun Guard (2 months ago)
So many ocean noodles
E. B. (2 months ago)
I just got major chills. Yuck yuck yuck
Human Being (2 months ago)
Bird will catch the sea snakes when they come out for oxygen to breath. Sea snakes are most venomous in the world after cone snail.
Pushpa Sahu (2 months ago)
Wow beautiful 😘😘
Akshay kumar Ray (2 months ago)
Very nice video
Tomi Hidayat (2 months ago)
So beautiful island 😁 hello i from indonesian.
a r Atal Kumar (2 months ago)
Atal. Raj
Hari Haran (2 months ago)
So cute 😍
Lolibob Pop (2 months ago)
I just realized the intro is 30 sec long
BlueWorldTV (2 months ago)
Yeah, a little long by YouTube standards. Since we started on TV, it took us a while to learn to adapt the program to YouTube. Our opens are much shorter now on our more recent episodes.
Donnel Oling (2 months ago)
Awesome!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
Mostafa kamal (3 months ago)
love this channel
John Reaner Nocum (3 months ago)
Manok is Chicken in Philippines.
John Reaner Nocum (3 months ago)
+BlueWorldTV i wish i knew your channel earlier! Thanks and keep it up. As you may or may not be aware we share most words with malaysia and indonesia because they were the early settlers here in ph :)
BlueWorldTV (3 months ago)
Yum! :-)
Vennessa Clanny S (3 months ago)
how abt go to malaysia in sabah
BlueWorldTV (3 months ago)
Check out our sea turtle episode!
Faisal Es (3 months ago)
From indonesia👍
Kalahasthi Gayathri (3 months ago)
I like u r world
Farhan Shaikh (3 months ago)
At 9:44 what was that on head of snake
Dzakiyatur Rosyidah (3 months ago)
Beautiful indonesia, my country
Joe C. (3 months ago)
What kind of regulator is that? Looked like a CCR but isn't one. Looks like an old-fashioned 70s setup!
BlueWorldTV (3 months ago)
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ashakura yuki (3 months ago)
amazing, thank you for the show , I would love to do scuba diving someday , to see the beautiful under the water .

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