What the yellow-bellied sea snake tells us about climate change

Photo of a yellow-bellied sea snake courtesy of
the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Researchers are paying close attention to a yellow-bellied sea snake that washed up on Newport Beach. It’s usually found in the waters off Mexico. LA’s Natural History Museum is adding the creature to its collection. Scientists hope the small animal can tell us a larger story about global climate change.


Greg Pauly - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Madeleine Brand

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