South Australia, Australia

University of Adelaide

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Kate Sanders

I’m a postdoctoral researcher based at the University of Adelaide’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Most of my work focuses on the evolution and conservation of viviparous sea snakes – a highly diverse group of >60 species that collectively span the tropical and sub-tropical Indo-Pacific ( South Australian waters are too cool for sea snakes to survive here for long. The occasional vagrant is most likely to be found washed ashore dead or weakened. Sea snakes are most easily distinguished from eels by their scaled skin and tall paddle-shaped tails. Almost all sea snakes are dangerously venomous and should be handled with caution.

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