sea snake

noun

Definition of sea snake

2 : any of numerous venomous aquatic chiefly viviparous elapid snakes of warm seas

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Recent Examples on the Web This highly aggressive species kills more humans than any other sea snake. Myles Karp, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Lab Saving the World From Snake Bites," 21 Oct. 2020 Like the other three sea snakes on this list, the Belcher’s sea snake is found from the eastern Indian Ocean through southeast Asia and into northern coastal Australia. Steven Hill, Field & Stream, "10 of the Most Venomous Snakes in the World," 11 June 2020 Fish kills is a general term the FWC uses to describe marine life and fatalities have included a large amount of mullet and catfish, but also at least one sea turtle, crabs, sea snakes and at least one pelican. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 2 months of red tide scare, cold temperatures have abated the spread on Florida’s west coast," 12 Dec. 2019 Fish kills is a general term the FWC uses to describe marine life and fatalities have included a large amount of mullet and catfish, but also at least one sea turtle, crabs, sea snakes and at least one pelican. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 2 months of red tide scare, cold temperatures have abated the spread on Florida’s west coast," 12 Dec. 2019 Fish kills is a general term the FWC uses to describe marine life and fatalities have included a large amount of mullet and catfish, but also at least one sea turtle, crabs, sea snakes and at least one pelican. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 2 months of red tide scare, cold temperatures have abated the spread on Florida’s west coast," 12 Dec. 2019 Unlike their terrestrial cousins, sea snakes are largely understudied. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 1 Dec. 2019 Fish kills is a general term the FWC uses to describe marine life and fatalities have included a large amount of mullet and catfish, but also at least one sea turtle, crabs, sea snakes and at least one pelican. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 2 months of red tide scare, cold temperatures have abated the spread on Florida’s west coast," 12 Dec. 2019 Clown fish, parrotfish, groupers and snappers lay eggs and hide from predators in the reef’s nooks and crannies, and their presence draws eels, sea snakes, octopuses and even sharks. Washington Post, "Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sea snake

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sea snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20snake. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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sea snake

noun

Medical Definition of sea snake

: any of a family (Hydrophidae) of numerous venomous snakes inhabiting the tropical parts of the Pacific and Indian oceans

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