24th March 2012
Beaked Sea Snake (Enhydrina schistosa)
Length: 1m - 1.5m
Location: Indian and western Pacific waters from the Persian Gulf to northern Australia
Fun facts: The beaked sea snake’s bite contains enough venom to kill as many as fifty people (roughly twice as much as the most venomous terrestrial snakes). Because this snake lives in shallow water and eats shrimp, it’s particularly susceptible to being caught in shrimp-trawling nets.

Beaked Sea Snake (Enhydrina schistosa)

Length: 1m - 1.5m

Location: Indian and western Pacific waters from the Persian Gulf to northern Australia

Fun facts: The beaked sea snake’s bite contains enough venom to kill as many as fifty people (roughly twice as much as the most venomous terrestrial snakes). Because this snake lives in shallow water and eats shrimp, it’s particularly susceptible to being caught in shrimp-trawling nets.

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