There are dozens of sea snake species in the Indian and Pacific oceans, but none in the Atlantic or Caribbean. Why?

By Harvey Lillywhite, Professor of Biology and Director, Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory, University of Florida. Yellow-bellied sea snake (_Hydrophis platurus_). Coleman M. Sheehy III, Florida Museum of Natural History, CC BY-ND Beachgoers often find unusual things that have washed up with the tides. But many people were surprised when a venomous yellow-bellied sea snake recently was…

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