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Also known as Colubrine Sea Krait and Yellow-lipped Sea Krait. They feed on small fish and garden eels, and can grow up to a length of about 70cm. Sea kraits need to drink fresh water from time to time, so it is not uncommon to see them on land. Although shy, they are highly venomous snakes.
Found on coral and rocky reefs all over the tropical Indo-Pacific region.
I see these sea krait everywhere, and at various depths -- the shallowest I've ever seen one was at less than a meter, and the deepest at around 30m. They're quite shy and will scamper away if disturbed. You'll see that in the video: its tail accidentally brushed my face (off camera), so when I swiped at it, it swam away from me as fast as it could.
Spotted on Dec 11, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011
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