This text describes the varieties and distribution of sea snakes, what they eat and what eats them, how they reproduce and grow, and how they cope with excess salt and scarcity of freshwater. It also discusses how they adjust to diving at depth, and describes the nature of their venom.
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WHAT ARE SEA SNAKESP
General Habitat 30 Body Size 32 Sexual Dimorphism 32 Reproduction
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