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It's a snake eat eel world [video]

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 10, 2011 08:00 AM
We bet you've never seen this before: Watch amazing footage of a Fiji sea snake consuming a moray eel virtually its size. Video by Bruce Carlson.

In case you've ever wondered who would win a fight between a sea snake and a moray eel...

Bruce Carlson (former director of the Waikiki Aquarium, now the science officer at the Georgia Aquarium) videotapes a sea snake engulfing an adult moray eel (Gymnothorax sp.) in Fiji at ~30 feet deep.  This sea snake (Laticauda colubrina), more accurately known as a sea krait, is amongst the world's most venomous snakes.  The eel found out firsthand.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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