Why are There No sea Snakes in the Atlantic? (image) Florida Museum of Natural History Share Print E-Mail Caption The yellow-bellied sea snake has the broadest distribution of any snake or lizard. But geography, climate and timing have prevented it from populating the Atlantic. Credit Coleman Sheehy Usage Restrictions Please credit Coleman Sheehy Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.