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Are there sea snakes in Bermuda?
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No. Bermuda does not have any species of sea snakes. We do however have several species of Eel, some of which get mistaken for sea snakes.
In particular, the Goldspotted Eel (Myrichthys ocellatus) is often mistaken for a sea snake.
Goldenspotten Eel (Myrichthys ocellatus). Photo taken in St. Kitts
A quick way to confirm that you are looking at an Eel is to look for the long dorsal fine that runs along the entire body of the eel. Sea snakes do not have dorsal fins.
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