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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake (Pelamis platurus)

Created: January 11th, 2018 - 06:11 PM
Last Modified: January 11th, 2018 - 06:32 PM
Entered by: John Lauermann AKA ricrabt
Record 292189
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Orange County
Time:
2018-01-08 12:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
ocean
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Notes

Photo posted on facebook by Greg Pauly...time is approx. This marks the 5th yellow bellied sea snake to wash ashore in Southern Cal. since 1972 and the first non el nino find. This is most likely due to warming ocean temps and could be an indicator of global warming. I will add updated info when I speak with Greg.

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