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Sea Snake Facts: 10 Facts about Sea Snakes

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Here are 10 facts about sea snakes to help gain an understanding of this fascinating and amazing creature All images used courtesy of wikipedia Videos used under creative commons license Snake Pit, Grande Barrière de Corail, Australie by Antoni Belmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKV2-IBZz60 NEW Diving with sea snake in Thailand Aquagrils Underwater by AQUA GRİLS Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjmlzPw_YA8 Synopsis Sea snakes are some of the most venomous sea creatures in the oceans. They use their powerful venom to defend themselves against attacks although they are not aggressive by nature. If one is bitten by a sea snake, the symptoms include generalized aching, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles all over the body. This can later lead to paralysis and some bites may result in death if they are not treated quickly. There are currently 62 species of sea snake and they can measure between 3.9 to 4.9 feet long. They largest sea snake can reach 9.8 feet in length. Their color and patterns on their bodies depend on the species and can be an assortment of colours from black, red, white, grey or blue. Although there are some species which are uniformly coloured. They are extremely adept swimmers and swim very quickly however when traversing dry land they are very clumsy movers. Sea snakes have moveable valves that stop water from getting into their noses and they have the ability to get rid of salt from their bodies which is excessive. Many sea snakes just prefer to swim in the shallow water and they are able to dive for up to an hour without coming up to the surface for breath. On average they will be underwater for up to 30 mins before returning to the surface. They are able to breathe whilst using their lungs and through their skin. Sea snakes are carnivores whose diet mainly consists of varying types of eggs, fish, mollusks and crustaceans. Sea snakes are able to live up to 10 years in the wild and they will mate at different times of the year. They will lay their eggs on the ground to hatch after a gestation period of usually around 9 months. They are able to give birth to up to 25 young.
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Brenda Grandmaison (7 months ago)
I'm doing this for my science fair
shadex (9 months ago)
im doing an essay about this
alberto baiz (1 year ago)
nice video
KINGSGRACE777 (3 years ago)
I ENCOUNTERED one of these today, three hours ago in the Pacific Ocean here in Guam...It was 3 feet away from my legs...PRAYED TO MY SAVIOR JESUS TO DELIVER ME AND PLEADED THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER ME...Walked FAST about 100 feet to shore SAFELY!!! THANK YOU JESUS FOR SAVING ME!!!
youssef zadim (1 year ago)
KINGSGRACE777 isn't he dead ??!!!!
KINGSGRACE777 (2 years ago)
I had NO IDEA they were non aggressive! I only knew they were POISONOUS...But I did research later that day and it did say they were not aggressive...PRAISE THE LORD=)))
DooOgE MlgCXd (2 years ago)
they are very handsome and not aggresive even a bit :)
chloie stuckey (4 years ago)
This helped alot, im doing a report on snakes and i chose this one Thanks 

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