Everyone loves a nice visit to the beach! Nothing can beat the feeling of sand in between your toes, the soothing sound of the tide and the warmth of the sun. Although your casual beach day involves finding some seashells, seaweed and sea life on the seashore, you definitely would not expect to find giant eyeballs, rubber ducks and a shark head! As for these unfortunate people who stumbled across some bizarre things that washed up on shore, their beach day did not go as planned.
Cobra On A Beach
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the sea, a video starts going viral of a Cape Cobra having a little swim along South African shores.
They captured the video which shows what looks like a large Cape Cobra on a beach near Paternoster this past weekend. The snake can be seen swimming directly into the sea, as it if it is going for a quick surf, keeping its head above the water.
Snakes are good swimmers and there are scattered reports of people encountering snakes well out into the sea. They use the water’s surface tension to glide and can lift 1/4 to 1/3 of their body length off of the water surface. A snake on land can only lunge forward (strike) a distance of half of its body length. A snake on water does not have a solid surface to thrust against, so its strike range while swimming is extremely limited.
Sea Snails Eating Jellyfish
Sea Snails plough shells are marine gastropod molluscs that scavenge on dead animals. They can pick up the scent of decaying animal matter from a large distance away and converge from all directions to feed.
Eerie footage of sea snails feeding on the carcasses of dead blue jellyfish on a South African beach has gone viral, creeping out netizens the world over.
National Geographic photographer Keith Ladzinski posted the creepy alien-esque scene to the nature magazine’s Instagram account on Wednesday.
In roughly 24 hours, the video has amassed over 540,000 likes and generated an animated discussion with more than 10,000 netizens commenting on the strange phenomenon.
Mass Death Of Sea Life
A catastrophic event on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula has caused the mass death of sea animals, which are washing up on beaches along the Pacific coast. Authorities were first notified of the event when surfers began reporting that the once clean and safe waters were causing sore throats, fevers, and sight problems.
Massive mortality events (MMEs) is the name given to events that see large numbers of populations die within a narrow time frame, and as hundreds of dead sea animals continue to wash up on the shores of Khalaktyrsky beach, it’s becoming all the more apparent that the region is in the midst of a devastating MME. Species affected include deep-sea giant Pacific octopuses, to seals, sea urchins, stars, crabs, and fish that continue to wash up on the volcanic black sands.
In the video below, you can see This Is Why You Should Never Be Alone On a Beach.
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