The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi has called on the public to be careful and beware of sea snakes in the beaches, as the low temperature sometimes leads to their drift towards the sands of the beaches.
She said: These marine snakes, known locally as “Bojni”, are harmless and peaceful to humans unless provoked, and they can be seen during this period swimming towards shallow waters to feed and reproduce, or in open water or near beaches, especially Saadiyat Island and Abu Dhabi Corniche.
She added: If a sea snake is encountered on the beach, it should be avoided from touching or catching it. Inform the beach administration or contact the Abu Dhabi government call center on 800555. In the event of a sea snake bite, the victim should be transferred immediately to the nearest hospital.
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