Yellow bellied sea snake


Most sea snakes live in warm water, however they may get caught in the Leeuwin Current and can occasionally be found washed ashore in the south-west of Western Australia. The yellow-bellied sea snake is the most common species found on beaches in the Perth area – it has a dark (black to brown) upper body and a yellow belly. Different to their terrestrial cousins, sea snakes have a paddle-like tail to assist with swimming. Treat with caution – these snakes are highly venomous!