Venomous sea snakes may attack divers during mating season, study suggests

Venomous sea snakes may attack divers during mating season, study suggests

Acts of aggression likely because of ‘mistaken identity during sexual interactions’, researchers write

Highly venomous and sexually aroused sea snakes may attack human divers after confusing them with other snakes during breeding season, a new study suggests.

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