Sea snakes anticipate tropical cyclone

  title={Sea snakes anticipate tropical cyclone},
  author={Y. L. Liu and Harvey B. Lillywhite and Ming Tu},
  journal={Marine Biology},
Here, we report anticipatory behaviors of sea snakes and provide the first evidence for a sensory mechanism by which they survive a catastrophic cyclone. Sea kraits (Laticauda spp.) are normally abundant in littoral habitats at Lanyu (Orchid Island), Taiwan but disappeared coincident with falling barometric pressure prior to typhoon Morakot, which impacted the island severely during 7–9 August 2009. The abundance of sea kraits that are visible within the littoral zone correlates with barometric… 

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