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Oceanodraco by Hyrotrioskjan Oceanodraco by Hyrotrioskjan
Ok, here my first seasnake. A few prehistoric dragons come later.
800 years ago they live also in europe, but whalers and dragonslayer kill they all.
Oceanodraco was the first seasnake that was given a scientific name and description, the scinetists wanted to save the small rest-population but sadly it was to late for the species.

The animals hunts in deep dark water and come are rarely seen at the surface. giant squids are their favorite food but these teeth are also build for harder prey. Sometimes they spurt out of the dark in a family of small whales. Skarks and other big nekton not be spurned.

Like their ancestors, the mosasaurs, seasnakes are viviparous. The youngs leave the mother after a few weeks and swimm in lower, warmer waters.
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
A question: are any of your sea serpents venomous--they are toxicoferans, after all?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
They lost this ability shortly after becoming that big =)
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WoundedGazelle1234 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
coooool
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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Raptorboy998 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
How did the whalers and dragon-slayers manage to kill all the European sea snakes if the majority of the time they are deep under water and over such a huge area?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
There are several reasons. One is that the dragon-slayers became proffesional sea serpent hunters after they include the first memebers from the nordic nations so they expant their "holy" task to kill all devilish beasts on the oceans. Another reason is that young Oceanodraco don't dive deep until they are 2 years old, that prevent competition with the adult specimens, but makes them helpless for irrational thinking humans, in addition the mothers don't dive deep during the first weeks too, to protect their young. It's also possible that this species had fixed mating grounds in swallow waters which made them assailable for the harpoons of the dragon-slayers.
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Raptorboy998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Hahn I see! How do some serpents manage to navigate the small rivers that lead to Loch Ness? And other lakes with serpent myths are landlocked?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think they found Loch Ness accidently shortly after the ice ages, during their first years some species are very curious and swimming up the rivers.

The legends of sea serpents which lived in lakes with no outflow are mostly just imagination, many myth of lake monsters in the USA are such cases. Sorry, no Ogopogo.
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Raptorboy998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I see. Are some Asian lake monsters juvenile Confuciosaurus? Or perhaps surviving freshwater serpents? And I was wondering do the dragonsalyer cult exist today except they are dragon-poachers?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed, juvenile Confuciosaurids are prefer lakes and ponds during their first months of their life.

The dragonslayer order disbanded during 1879. A century later the descendants of the last knights became the founding members of the "Safe the Dragons Network".
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