Date and location approximate, but definitely in mid April 2004. Seen approximately 200 nautical miles west of Playa del Coco, Costa Rica
Found stranded on Cronulla Beach, NSW. Released into ocean. Appeared disorientated.
This variant is from the Gulfo Dulce in Osa Peninsula Costa Rica the only place you can the all yellow scale color
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Reported in the Taranaki Daily News:
"Ten-year-old Lars Farrant was out walking his dogs with his parents on Sunday when the group came across the snake on Tapuae Estate Beach, just north of Oakura. "
Photos taken at Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Weight : 90-100g
Total length: 642mm
Tail length: 75mm
Adult male, head covered in algae.
In situ photo Credit: “Sean Carey, Lifeguard Captain, City of Coronado”
Pelamis platura, commonly known as the yellow-bellied sea snake, yellowbelly sea snake, or pelagic sea snake, is a species of sea snake found in tropical oceanic waters around the world. It is the only member of the genus Pelamis.