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6 Deadliest Sea Snakes

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Evolving from Cobras, Sea Snakes have some of the most toxic and potent venom in the world, some can kill a thousand men in just a few drops. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Here are 6 of the Deadliest Sea Snakes: 6 - The Yellow Bellied Sea Snake The yellow bellied sea snake is one of the most widely distributed snakes in the world and has been spotted as far north as Russia and as far south as New Zealand. Although they tend to avoid cold water, a few have been spotted of the coast of California during drastic weather changes such as el nino. The yellow belly gets its name from its distinct yellow lower half of its body with a black or brown upper body. The snake does not have many predators and the bright yellow colors warn others that it’s highly venomous. They are fairly docile, but may strike a human if picked up or handled roughly. Their venom is highly toxic and causes muscle pain, stiffness, droopy eyelids, drowsiness, vomiting, paralysis and if not treated quickly, death. 5 - The Beaked Sea Snake The Beaked Sea Snake, also known as the hook-nosed sea snake or common sea snake, can be found lurking at the bottom of the murky waters in estuaries and river mouths of the eastern Indian ocean. They are commonly found in the coastal islands of India and have been spotted near the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and as far north as Vietnam, and as far south as Australia. The snake has a small head with a plump olive green upper body and bluish bands with a white belly. It gets its name from from having a distinct beak-like snout which is slightly curved downward.The beaked sea snake can dive as far as 100 meters below, and can remain underwater for up to hours and typically feeds on bottom feeders such as catfish. Their venom 8 times as potent as a cobra and one bite has enough toxicity to potentially kill 22 humans. Described to be “cantankerous and savage” by experts and is responsible for 90% of sea snake deaths. 4 - The Dubois' Seasnake The Dubois’ Seasnake, sometimes referred to as the Reef Shallows snake, can be found lurking in the coral reefs of Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It’s color can range from salmon and beige to purple and brown with patterns of dark or cream colored bands and is typically just over 1 meter long. The snake can remain underwater for for up to two hours and is It’s diet consists of mostly small reef fish such as blennies, parrotfish, surgeonfish as well as moray eels. The Duboi’s Sea Snake is mildly tempered and will only strike a diver if threatened or mishandled. 3 - The Horned Sea Snake The Horned Sea Snake, also referred to as the Spiny-Headed Sea snake, is widely spread throughout the coast of Australia and Southeast Asia, but can also be found near in the waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. While most sea snakes prey on a variety of small fish, an adult Horned Sea Snake feeds mainly on gobbies, while the young feed on shrimp. The horned Sea snake is also known to be one of the most venomous sea snakes in the world, although there have been no recorded bites on humans. 2 - Banded Sea Krait The Banded Sea Krait can be found in the tropical Western Pacific Seas and the Indian Ocean. The snake gets its name from having distinct black uniform stripes that cover its blueish grey body. It averages 35 inches in length, with a large paddle shaped tail adapted for water.The Banded Sea Krait’s venom is among some of the most toxic on earth and is 10 times more potent than that of a rattlesnake. The snake is well adapted for hunting in shallow waters and coral reefs, which it uses to its advantage in catching prey, which mostly consists of eel and small fish. Although it usually hunts alone, Banded Sea Krait’s have also been known to cooperate together in large numbers as a hunting party. But unlike most other sea snakes, the Banded Sea Krait spends much of its time on land. It will often leave the sea to seek freshwater, digest food, rest, lay eggs, and shed its skin - all on land.Because the snake frequents land so much, human encounters are far more common than other sea snake. Fortunately, the snake is most always docile, even when provoked, and will very rarely bite a human. 1 - Belcher’s Sea Snake The Belcher’s Sea Snake, sometimes referred to as the Faint- Banded Sea Snake, is the most venomous snake in the world. It is said that the snake’s venom is over 100 times that of a cobra, and just a few milligrams is capable of killing over 1,000 humans. It can be found off the coasts of Northern Australia and Southeast Asia, and is commonly present in the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Gulf of Thailand. Fortunately for humans, the Belcher’s Sea Snake is quite docile and has even been said to actually be quite friendly. They will almost never bite humans unless heavily provoked, and even when they do, it is estimated that about 3/4ths of all bites on humans are dry bites.
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What Lurks Below (1 year ago)
Did you ever encounter one of these sea snakes?
Dogs 4life (11 days ago)
What Lurks Below yeah number one or two I think, I didn’t quite get those location things because they went so far so well idk? However me and my friend and our families flew to Egypt, the hotel was right beside the beach so me and my friend who was eight and I was nine, my friend and has always been a savage I guess, we’ll we were running around in the ocean and our parents thought we were on the water slides, well however, we saw some snakes and I have always been scared of snakes, so I ran away, but he picked it up and THREW IT AT ME! I’m glad I wasn’t bitten at least..
errol perez (1 month ago)
No but it look's scary😓
Gary Gilbert (1 month ago)
Saw lots of banded sea kraits snorkelling in the Philippines and one large belcher's, the kraits were cool to see but got a bit of a scare with the belcher's.
Gary Gilbert (1 month ago)
+Fifa_1nsanity did you put the footage online? My gopro broke the first day of my holiday so I didn't get any underwater footage. When I saw the belcher's I almost had a heart attack lol
JDM Lyfe (7 months ago)
Yep twice, don’t know what type of sea snake but both where black and white, both when snorkeling but different places in Philippines
Jett Mu (7 days ago)
Steve Irwin
Suraj Rajbhar (14 days ago)
Nice your video
Louie Fandango (20 days ago)
Why is everything so fuckin deadly in Australia? Snakes, Crocs, Sharks, Koalas, Spiders, the Abbo, Jellyfish etc etc even some flora
Miri Day (20 days ago)
WTH!!! Why does belcher's sea snake is commonly found in Philippines!? Why not other places 😭😭
Xxxmermaid Love (20 days ago)
When I was a little girl I went to Mexico & found a 2 headed sea snake when I was walking in sand when the water went in... I stood starring at it really thought about putting it the small bucket I had... Smh
What Lurks Below (19 days ago)
Exciting!
Steven Brooks (21 days ago)
horned desert viper not horned sea snake. almost all images are inaccurate. they used banded sea krait to represent other snakes. also saw a tiger snake which is not a sea snake. and olive sea snake not listed? this video full of inaccuracies. not just in images but in information. if you want good information ask an expert
lulu miaou (23 days ago)
vous etes tellement dépendants d'internet pour vos documentaires, meme pas fichus de rechercher dans de simples livres pour montrer les photos des animaux correspondants a ceux que vous presentez !, le horned sea snakes et hydropis belcher lol!!!!!
SuperMario Fredbear (25 days ago)
The number 2 snakes eyes are so big it makes them kinda cute
T- ShoT Radio (26 days ago)
I caught a baby yellow bellied sea snake, I didn't realize it was poisoning. Now I know.
Shibby Marley (1 month ago)
Am never going in the ocean EVER
Erazel'sVlogg Channel (1 month ago)
i found one! check on my channel!!!
What Lurks Below (1 month ago)
Wow! That's some awesome footage!
Hazel Habagat (1 month ago)
cobra is commonly found in philippines,right?😅👩
MiSO is my religion (1 month ago)
mother nature: all deadly animals might have stripes
super staraptor (1 month ago)
Is it just me or does the horned snake look kinda like a dragon?
Sidhanth Mishra (1 month ago)
All mixed up video. Why is the beaked sea not no 1 on your list? Not only is it the most aggressive but delivers far more venom than required in a single bite. Stokes sea snake is quite aggressive and has a wide gape with potent venom. Also, why are mixing up land snake pics in your video including the tiger snake??
Charlie Ceballos (2 months ago)
indonesia is still part of SE asia..
Jade Perez (2 months ago)
#3 is a lie fucker asshole dumbass
Fighting night44 L (2 months ago)
Horny appearance 🍆💦 lol
AbolishNWO (2 months ago)
Australia has some venomous ass snakes im cool
yahye Abdulle (2 months ago)
Note to self Australia NO, NO, NO!!!
Swedish Empire (2 months ago)
Hey! Get over to sweden! We don’t have any of these sea snakes! We only got Viper and some bears!
All things Piano (2 months ago)
Swedish Empire viper is one of the moust posionus. Here in brit we have friendly snakes that dont bite! And cute sloths
Sandro (2 months ago)
no thanks
Mitch Henderson (3 months ago)
Just some feedback... make sure you actually use the correct images of the sea snake you are talking about..some of the images weren't even sea snakes, and some of them were the wrong sea snake for the one you were discussing. Also, the sea snakes mouth being too small is not a myth, it's not so much about the mouth size of the sea krait, but rather the fact that it is rear fanged, making it hard to inject venom into humans. The small mouth makes it difficult to get the fangs into any part of a human. Fisherman are often bitten on the hand, because across fingers they can get their mouth far enough to inject fangs into the fingers, webbing, or hand. When fishermen pull up large nets of fish, the trolling process often picks up bottom swimmers such as sea snakes.
Tomas Pullar (3 months ago)
Horny appearance xD
Enovate47 (3 months ago)
I was jumping off a dock and swimming in Fiji a couple of years ago, at one point after diving in I felt my foot kick against an extremely smooth pipe. Upon looking down there were no pipes or ropes in the water. A few moments later someone took a photo of what I'm pretty sure was a Banded Sea Krait swimming right next to us all. That was the day I kicked an extremely deadly snake and survived thanks to its good nature!
Jozua Joubert (3 months ago)
Your actually retarded
Marie Ramos (3 months ago)
In phililpines also we have a yellow bellied sea snakes i always saw them when its hight tide abd the water are reaching in our area i never knew its venomous but i hate snakes so if i catched them i killed them by beating with a sticks
[ŸÜRÏ] (3 months ago)
Good thing that sea snakes are small and toxic , it basicly gives you a chance to go on land and later on in a hospital . Now imagine a huge sea-snake twice the size of anaconda that drowns you in water then eats you ...
Junior-Duck (3 months ago)
4:23-4:31
Joao B. (3 months ago)
Belcher's sea snake, which many times is mistakenly called the hook-nosed sea snake (Enhydrina schistosa), has been erroneously popularized as the most venomous snake in the world, due to Ernst and Zug's published book "Snakes in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book" from 1996. Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry, a prominent venom expert, has clarified the error: "The hook nosed myth was due to a fundamental error in a book called 'Snakes in question'. In there, all the toxicity testing results were lumped in together, regardless of the mode of testing (e.g. subcutaneous vs. intramuscular vs intravenous vs intraperitoneal). As the mode can influence the relative number, venoms can only be compared within a mode. Otherwise, its apples and rocks.".[4] Studies on mice[5][6][7] and human cardiac cell culture[4][8][9] shows that venom of the inland taipan, drop by drop, is the most toxic among all snakes; land or sea. The most venomous sea snake is actually Dubois' seasnake (Aipysurus duboisii ).
Joao B. (3 months ago)
A lot of snakes pictures in the video are wrong.
Girijesh Verma (4 months ago)
Why does sea snake become high venomous???
John Reeves (4 months ago)
Wrong. The most venomous snake of all time is the Inland Taipan.
Wrong
NewtonThe UltimateKing (4 months ago)
Vietnam has deadliest insects and animals.
Beckett Smith (4 months ago)
This booby sucked
Jeffrey Krieger (5 months ago)
banded sea kraits are not sea snakes. they are not part of the subfamily hyrdophiinae. belcher's sea snake is not the most venomous snake in the world. apparently, the test result was erroneous and recently discovered that its venom is less toxic than a few other sea snakes. du bois sea snake is number 1 for sea snakes and currently ranked the most venomous snake next to the inland taipan.
Matthew Zulauf (5 months ago)
This is pretty shite. You really fucked up with the pictures.
Absolute (5 months ago)
dubious not dubois
Donny Fraley (5 months ago)
That's a pic of a Saharan horned viper, not a horned sea snake.
Jeffrey Krieger (5 months ago)
you can also tell it is not a sea snake because it has slit pupils and a larger head. also the scales are more keeled.
Kamyar Sagheb (5 months ago)
Fuck you Persian gulf do your Geography first
J.A.M (5 months ago)
They show a couple pictures of vipers when talking about the horned sea snake #EducationalFactsFail
VDV NX (6 months ago)
Omg is indonesia, i love indonesia.
yogev tmax (6 months ago)
20inch snake that can kill 1000 humans??? God Nerf plz
igot7 coco (6 months ago)
4:30 lol Horny
Spoon tan (6 months ago)
The banded sea snake #2 is really cute.
Dennis Galindez (7 months ago)
Haha you look horny!
Otaku_God_777 (7 months ago)
Land ancestors? But all life came from the sea so wouldn't the sea snake be the ancestor?
Pahotam (7 months ago)
Another reason to Even stay away from Australia
Rodney Wallace (8 months ago)
Unfortunately, this video is not factual and the rankings are incorrect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aipysurus_duboisii
Jordan Besser (8 months ago)
4:38 thats a hognose and 4:09 is a sidewinder
valiantred (4 months ago)
+Otaku_God_777 who the fuck uses pictures of fucking side winders and vipers for "comparison" instead of just using fucking pictures of the actual snake. And if it's a "comparison instead of a stupid mistake then why not mention the comparison of the appearance to fucking sidewinders and other pit vipers. Also any idiot can Google image search "horned sea snake and realize THEY LOOK NOTHING LIKE PIT VIPERS! YOU FUCKING DUMBASS
Otaku_God_777 (4 months ago)
Don Gato and don't call me a fucking pillock u dumb fuck ass mofitherfucking piece of ass
Otaku_God_777 (4 months ago)
Don Gato yes ik THEY'RE FOR COMPARISON FUCKTARD
Otaku_God_777 (4 months ago)
valiantred 4:24 that's how a horned sea snake looks the sidewinder was for comparison you should get your head checked what are u a fucking idiot oh ya that's right u are one
valiantred (4 months ago)
+Otaku_God_777 Bruh you should get your head checked... cause you're the idiot! Both those clips were of land bound snakes. He put the wrong clips in the video.
Yes I did
I live in New Zealand and in the South Island ahh!
Bench Suyan (8 months ago)
Omg snake
Bench Suyan (8 months ago)
OMG snake
Airlines cool8 flight (9 months ago)
My country is hazardous
Allisqn (3 months ago)
Airline cool8 flight very
Jonny MostHighlover (9 months ago)
I was wondering... Let's say if i was to catch one of these wildly and put it in a reef tank.. could it survive?
Casterisk (9 months ago)
Cool video, too bad you're wrong about the Belcher's though, it's not actually the most venomous sea snake in the world, that title goes to Dubois' Sea Snake : )
Jeffrey Krieger (2 months ago)
+The Phenom here is dr. fry's list: Oxyuranus microlepidotus, Inland taipan 0.025 Pseudonaja textilis, Eastern brown snake 0.0365 Aipysurus duboisi, Dubois's sea snake 0.044 Pelamis platurus, Yellow bellied sea snake 0.067 Acalyptophis peroni, sea snake species 0.079 Oxyuranus scutellatus, Coastal taipan 0.106 Bungarus multicinctus, Many banded krait 0.108 Hydrophis melanosoma, Black banded sea snake 0.111 Enhydrina schistosa, Beaked sea snake 0.1125 Boulengeria christyi, Congo water cobra 0.12
The Phenom (2 months ago)
+Jeffrey Krieger can u list me the top 10 in specific order?
Jeffrey Krieger (2 months ago)
+The Phenom he said the inaldn taipan was the world's most venomous snake. if I remember correctly, he reanked the beaked sea snake as number 6. also his top 10 list is outdated. dr. bryan fry has a more updated list.
The Phenom (2 months ago)
+Jeffrey Krieger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA0L9Wio-IY
The Phenom (2 months ago)
+Jeffrey Krieger I was watching Steve Irwin's documentary in which he declared it the most venomous sea snake in Aus. May be, the snake you mentioned is found elsewhere.
Brandon Cosme (9 months ago)
I think I picked up a Belchers snake before when I was a kid
Allisqn (3 months ago)
Brandon Cosme i just spat out my drink
ilham azhar alghifary (9 months ago)
The picture for the horned sea snake is a saharan horned viper (except the last two)
Paul Liu (9 months ago)
Horny appearance !! Haha
Cupu Chinna Kaapi (9 months ago)
What is Uma Thurman doing here at 5.18 😁
Joseph Vandyuk (10 months ago)
Yellow bellied sea snakes are mildly venomous
MIAMI2K17 (10 months ago)
"Horny appearance" lmao
Dogs 4life (11 months ago)
When I was on holiday with mine and my friend’s family for a few years ago me and my friend went to the beach near the hotel, my friend really loves teasing me, we were playing in the water and suddenly we saw a few small snakes, they were white with black stripes. He picked them up, I looked at them and he saw how scared I looked and he just couldn’t seem to resist running after me trying to throw them at me, he didn’t succeed tho. Now that I watched this video I know that it was that last snake
Husture (6 months ago)
Lmao
Matthew Mackenzie (11 months ago)
Horny appearance....swallows head first......kind of turned on
M00nsplitter (1 year ago)
Sources?
Inkalimeva TV (1 year ago)
NEVER ever traveling to Australia.
Husture (6 months ago)
Same
Kate Riskalla (1 year ago)
Inkalimeva TV I live in Australia
You G0t Th1s (1 year ago)
Horny appearance 😂
Otaku_God_777 (7 months ago)
You G0t Th1s only a horny person would think about it like that 😂
JORDAN PLOPINO (1 year ago)
3:05 i think it's a picture of an inland taipan.
Jozua Joubert (3 months ago)
This guy is a fuckin idoit
prodigypenn (11 months ago)
it most likely is, also the spine headed sea snake is some kind of horned viper, and the pictures of the banded sea krait and the belchers sea snake are most liekly the same, and for some reason, at the beginning and near the end they show a picture of a lancehead viper, and the info about the toxicity of the belcher sea snake venom seems off.
Thomas Varblow (1 year ago)
Why am I torturing myself watching this
JoAnn Pelas (10 days ago)
Agreed! I want my time back spent watching this garbage!
RaidonSkateboarding (1 year ago)
you mean the most venomous is the inland tipan also i subed
Steven Brooks (21 days ago)
inland tiapan most venomous land snake. almost all sea snakes are more venomous than any land snake including tiapan
leland rivera (2 months ago)
Actually the most dangerous ARE any sea snakes and any sea and land kraits. Not most venomous but most dangerous cause the venom mill most likely kill u and some krait venom has a small amount of time before the cells attatch to ur blood cells and its too late to reverse the venom and you WILL die. Depending on how much is pumped u can go paralysed between 5 minutes-1 day so that being said. Kraits (land or sea) and sea snakes are the most dangerous
Brandon Cosme (9 months ago)
Theo Ranger the video said it's the most venomous snake in the world
RaidonSkateboarding (1 year ago)
yes
Theo Ranger (1 year ago)
RaidonSkateboarding it is a land snake
turtle gamer Youtube (1 year ago)
I love this channel bc I'm am going to be a marine biologist
NuraNura Pop (1 year ago)
The horned sea Snake looks like a Desert snake
Matthew Zulauf (5 months ago)
There are many sidewinders. The snake pictured is a Saharan Horned Viper (Cerastes Cerastes) a snake that uses sidewinding locomotion.
Dempan Dsq (6 months ago)
It's a Sahara snake, cerastes cerastes
Jordan Besser (8 months ago)
Yea he messed up. It's actually a side winder
Danny jack (1 year ago)
awesome video
UFacts (1 year ago)
I liked and subbed btw
Jill Cipher (1 year ago)
For such high quality vids you should really have more subs and views
Jill Cipher (1 year ago)
Just another reason to avoid the ocean

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