Why Are Venomous Sea Snakes Washing Up on California Beaches?

Why Are Venomous Sea Snakes Washing Up on California Beaches?

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This is a photograph of the rare short nosed sea snake discovered on Ningaloo reef, Western Australia. (Grant Griffin, W.A. Dept. Parks and Wildlife)

Sea snakes thought to be extinct show up in Australian waters

This is a photograph of the rare short nosed sea snake discovered on Ningaloo reef, Western Australia. (Grant Griffin, W.A. Dept. Parks and Wildlife)

The pelagic or Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake spends most of its time at sea, & is helpless if washed up on land. Venomous. 1m-3ft in length. Hunt by day, sleep at night. They need to come to the surface for fresh air. Able to stay underwater for 3 & 1/2 hours  & utilize cutaneous breathing via their skin removing oxygen from the water & releasing carbon dioxide.  A special gland under their tongue allows them to filter the salt out of the water, very important for surviving in a marine…

The pelagic or Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake spends most of its time at sea, & is helpless if washed up on land. Venomous. 1m-3ft in length. Hunt by day, sleep at night. They need to come to the surface for fresh air. Able to stay underwater for 3 & 1/2 hours & utilize cutaneous breathing via their skin removing oxygen from the water & releasing carbon dioxide. A special gland under their tongue allows them to filter the salt out of the water, very important for surviving in a marine…

Sea snake. A white one would look amazing in a tank. But it would kill you. Fast and painfully.  No doubt.

Sea snake. A white one would look amazing in a tank. But it would kill you. Fast and painfully. No doubt.

Olive Sea Snake-One bite said to be able to deliver enough venom to KILL twenty full-grown men.

Olive Sea Snake-One bite said to be able to deliver enough venom to KILL twenty full-grown men.

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