Snakes lose their stripes the nearer they live to man – because of pollution

Snakes lose their stripes the nearer they live to man – because of pollution, suggests a new study. Researchers monitoring turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes’ colour patterns. Seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with black-and-white bands or blotches. But those … Continue reading Snakes lose their stripes the nearer they live to man – because of pollution