'Incredibly venomous' sea snake spotted on SoCal beach

- An "incredibly venomous" sea snake was spotted along the Southern California coast this week, and according to a local environmental group, it may be the result of climate change and El Niño.

A yellow-bellied sea snake, which has some of the most poisonous venom in the world, was recently spotted in the Silver Strand beach area in Oxnard, according to a blog post by local environmental group Heal The Bay.

 

Here is some video, they are dangerous and venomous, don't get close to them. Rescued this sea snake today on the beach...

Posted by Robert Forbes on Friday, October 16, 2015

 

"The last time the yellow-bellied snake was spotted in California was in the early 1980’s during an El Niño," the blog reads.

 

This exotic, incredibly venomous sea snake has been spotted off Oxnard, likely due to a climate change and El Niño...

Posted by Heal the Bay on Friday, October 16, 2015

 

Heal the Bay says if spotted, there is "no need to panic" but do not handle it.

Instead, take photos, note the exact location and report sightings in California to iNaturalist and Herp Mapper.

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