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Senses made for Stealth

Publication: CommunicationJournal article

Australia’s terrestrial snake species have acute senses designed for a cryptic, limbless life in the undergrowth. Sea snakes, on the other hand, have developed specialised scale sensilla that help them detect even slight vibrations underwater. From ‘air-tasting’ tongues, to jawbones that ‘hear’ vibrations, to the ability of some to detect infrared thermal radiation, snakes are very likely aware of our presence long before we are aware of theirs.
LanguageEnglish
JournalWildlife Australia
Volume54
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages3
ISSN0043-5481
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017

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