One of the enduring controversies in evolution is why snakes evolved their long, limbless bodies.
The move from life on land to life in the sea has led to the evolution of a new sense for sea snakes, a University of Adelaide-led study suggests.
Snakes known to produce some of the most toxic venoms swim the shallows of the western Pacific and eastern Indian oceans and sun themselves on island coasts from southwestern Japan to Indonesia, the Andaman Islands to Fiji.
Scientists from James Cook University have discovered two critically endangered species of sea snakes, previously thought to be extinct, off the coast of Western Australia.
Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions, including the University of Copenhagen and the National Aquarium of Denmark (Den Blå Planet), have successfully identified the exact composition ...
A recent survey of four submerged shoals off the Kimberley coast turned up three species of sea snake while a search farther north at Ashmore Reef, a former sea snake "hot spot", failed to reveal any specimens.
Ohio University scientists have found the oldest definitive fossil evidence of modern, venomous snakes in Africa, according to a new study published March 19 in the journal PLOS ONE.
A University of Adelaide-led project has found that the endangered dusky sea snake is even more at risk of extinction than thought because of surprising cross-species hybridisation.
The fascinating body structures of sea snakes which adapt them for life in water are being studied by University of Adelaide researchers as inspiration for a marine robot - the first of its kind.