Snakes

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Popular snake species

An ocean dweller found near coral reefs, the olive-brown sea snake has a flattened tail to help it swim. Although sea snakes must return to the surface to breathe, they are able to dive for up to two hours. In order to cope with the salty water, sea snakes have special glands in their mouths that allow them to excrete excess salt.

Although the olive-brown sea snake is venomous, it is generally known to be inquisitive rather than aggressive, and will regularly approach divers.