Is Eating Venomous Sea Snakes a Bad Thing?

Jan. 8, 2015 - The growing consumption of venomous sea snakes in Southeast Asia has resulted in the massive harvesting of these marine animals in the Gulf of Thailand. Fishermen and traders face a high risk of snakebites and even death as 80 tons of sea snakes are captured annually. Herpetologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Zoltan Takacs documents this phenomenon while questioning the ecological and medical impact of this escalating wildlife trade.

Click here to see more photos of the sea snake harvest in the Gulf of Thailand.