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Friendly, sedate sea snakes can be lethal but rarely are

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 26, 2014

~~<p>MAITRE ISLAND, NEW CALEDONIA&nbsp;&raquo; One of my goals in sailing to New Caledonia was to see and admire the many sea snakes that grace this area's reefs. One in particular answered the call. Honu wasn't tied to a mooring off this marine preserve an hour before I had one of my best sea snake experiences ever.</p>
<p>New Caledonia is famous not just for its sea snakes, but also for its residents' fondness of them, particularly one called &quot;tricot raye.&quot;</p>
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MAITRE ISLAND, NEW CALEDONIA » One of my goals in sailing to New Caledonia was to see and admire the many sea snakes that grace this area's reefs. One in particular answered the call. Honu wasn't tied to a mooring off this marine preserve an hour before I had one of my best sea snake experiences ever.

New Caledonia is famous not just for its sea snakes, but also for its residents' fondness of them, particularly one called "tricot raye." Login for more...



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