You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Home Range and Habitat Use of the Olive Sea Snake, Aipysurus laevis, on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Glen Burns and Harold Heatwole
Journal of Herpetology
Vol. 32, No. 3 (Sep., 1998), pp. 350-358
Published by: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1565449
Page Count: 9
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
Short-term movements of 12 olive sea snakes, Aipysurus laevis, were tracked using ultrasonic transmitters fed to snakes. This species restricts itself to a home range of about 1500-1800 m2. Three individuals displaced from their home ranges did not home to them. The home range often is linear along a reef face where the reef abuts open sand. Snakes forage by investigating crevices in coral or rock but do not linger over open sand. Home ranges of individuals broadly overlap. No territoriality was displayed.
Journal of Herpetology © 1998 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles