Buenos Días El Niño – Yellow Bellied Sea Snakes off Southern California – and Live on the Beach at Oxnard
A yellow bellied sea snake found and photographed by Robert Forbes on the beach at Oxnard. Photo: Robert Forbes.
In California, the 2015-16 El Niño continues its strange and ominous march towards the record books. Today there was not only massive, wild flooding up in Tehachapi, but my buddy Brandon Cruz, better known to many in the surf world as Bonzer5Fin and to the larger world as Eddie from famed late 60’s CBS sitcom The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, helped confirm rumors floating around Southern California. Yeah, that’s a picture of a yellow bellied sea snake, known in Latin as Pelamis platura. On the beach. In Oxnard. Yeah, it’s alive.