Shovel-nosed snake3

Shovel-nosed snake3

The shovel-nosed snake, which is found in the Mojave Desert of the southeast United States, has an elongated body and low-friction skin, which allow it to swim through sand rapidly and efficiently. It is shown here in a bed of sand in a Georgia Tech laboratory. (Credit: Perrin Schieber)

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Life Sciences and Biology, Research
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sand swimming, sandfish, shovel-nosed snake, Snake
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 11:16am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:51pm