A dead yellow-bellied sea snake from southern Mexico has been discovered on Bolsa Chica beach, only the third one ever reported in California.
Natural History Museum snake curator Greg Pauly says it’s only the seventh or eighth one ever seen north of Baja California’s Magdalena Bay.
All the California sightings have come during El Nino years when oceans are warmer than usual. The last one washed ashore at Silver Strand Beach in Oxnard in October. One other was found in 1972 at San Clemente State Beach.
The Bolsa Chica find happened over the weekend during a cleanup effort.
Pauly tells the Orange County Register that one sea snake in a year is incredible, but two is mind-blowing.
The snakes are venomous but not dangerous to humans because they can’t open their jaws very wide.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Charles Tilley says
I am sure this is not the first time this has happen ,it has nothing to do with Climate Change or Global Warming . Mother earth just goes through cycles . Mother earth takes care of herself .
P. Kathy Kleiman says
Y’all are correct. In the 1100’s in Normandy, which belonged to Britain and in France, there were 8 seasons of nothing but the worst snow and frost and cold imaginable. The Thames River froze over and stayed frozen for those seasons, except where workers broke open the ice so boats could still navigate the rivers. I guess there was just that much man made pollution….
I agree that the earth goes through cycles and this happens to be another! When I was much younger they had scare tactics much like this Climate Change. Always someone who gets rich off the same notion only different name. All Gore got rich off of Global Warming and how the Ice Bergs were melting so rapidly that the whole earth would flood! NOW Obama is going all over the world to scam (yes another scam like Obamacare is) the world to help finance his idea to help fight Climate Change! That is like telling mother nature to stop the rain when you tell it to! Only the ignorant would believe they have a chance in hell to dictate to nature!
Richard G. Shuster says
The dead yellow-bellied sea snakes, came north to join in with the yellow belly politicos in Washington, DC….. I can’t think of any other reason……
P. Kathy Kleiman says
That indeed is a much better assessment than was mine, but they are far from yellowed bellied. They are greedy, and the only interests are from K-street where “I’ll give you $150,000,000 for that contract, or I pay you, or your favorite charity(you or your tax write off) $400,000 to vote this way. I am plenty sick of the Republicans and say they need to go the way of the Tory’s. We need only two parties: Constitutional Conservatives and Democrats. Good and Evil. For good always wins out. DC needs to be shaken up every 70 yrs or so. Since the criminality is topped down, it is in every element of the government, not including the Muslim Brotherhood in top positions in Homeland Security and covens of the in other departments. Can you flat out believe that we are in a War on Terror and there are 170 Muslim Brotherhood–an offshoot of AL-Quida–that are on our own NO FLY LISTS! Obama even has his own Imam Cleric as his Sharia Czar! REPUBLICANS MUST GO AND NEW BLOOD MUST FLOW
Good One….And TRUE….
Wow!That’s a good one,,,,,,probably true as obummer is a snake too! LMAO 🙂