Snakes alive! Missing species found off Australia coast

December 22, 2015 9:43 AM

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Snakes alive! Missing species found off Australia coast

Australian scientists hailed the discovery of two sea snake species feared to have become extinct years ago off the Western Australia coast.

The short-nose sea snake and the leaf-scaled sea snake had not been seen since disappearing from their only known habitat on Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea more than 15 years ago, James Cook University researchers wrote in the Biological Conservation journal.

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