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A Remarkable Convergence of Species: The Deadliest Sea Snake – Greg Laden's Blog

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“This mixup could have been medically catastrophic, since the CSL sea snake antivenom is made using the venom from the Asian snake based on the assumption that it was the same species,” noted Bryan Fry, one of the study’s authors. “Luckily, the antivenom is not only very effective against the Australian new species but actually against all sea snakes since they all share a very stream-lined fish-specific venom.”

Wear a wet suit!

A person wearing a wetsuit  holding a snake... what an image.

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