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In the textbooks it is learned marine reptiles drink salty sea water and excrete the excess salt via specially developed glands. However, a new finding surprises us as it contradicts to the old theory.
Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the new finding suggests sea snakes wait for fresh water from rainfall. Professor Harvey Lillywhite discovered it and says the creature would also dehydrate for months.
Lillywhite spent three years with the help and support of his colleagues in studying the Yellow-Bellied sea snake. They also studied the most widely distributed snake in the tropical areas in the lab. In both the settings they found the creature was seen waiting for the fresh water.
Ophidiophilia must not be a thing around here