Edinburgh's Pelamis Wave Power will use their Sea Snake
devices - huge floating booms harnessed to a "socket" on the seabed - to convert the force of the waves into electricity.
There are over 65 species of sea snakes
in the tropical waters of the Southern Hemisphere, ranging from Africa to the Gulf of Panama.
He retains a real delight in academic inquiry, taking a copy of his PhD thesis on sea snakes
off a shelf for me to peruse, but clearly has real commercial nous.
During the trip, by pedal boat, kayak and bicycle, they could encounter sharks, sea snakes
, salt water crocodiles and tigers, as well as pirates, and face the threat of disease.
Whole-body reconstructions of this species often depict it with a compressed paddle-like tail as seen in Recent sea snakes
of the family Hydrophiidae (e.
Inclusion of exotic subjects, such as treatment of bites by sea snakes
and scorpions and attacks by large animals, makes for interesting reading.
are just one of hundreds of by-catch species caught by trawlers in Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF).
Ligitan itself is a coral island, where many sea snakes
can be found.
Unfortunately, although turtles and crocodilians occur there, they have not been detailed, although four species of fossil sea snakes
(see Table 2) from the locality are well known (Parmley and Case 1988; Holman and Case 1992).
The trip in Oswald's seven-metre Compass yacht involved encounters with whales, sharks, barracuda, sea snakes
, turtles, dolphins and other marine life.
With flattened tails and valve-like nostrils that keep out seawater, sea snakes
have evolved into fearsome swimmers, but writhe helplessly on land.
They sported bands and waved gently, resembling the sea snakes
that prey on damselfish.