Pictures: Billions of Blue Velella Velellas Wash Up on California Beaches

Blue Velella Velella. Photo source: ©© Bettina Walter


In recent weeks, about a billion jellyfish-like “purple sailors” have washed up on West coast beaches of the United States. The animals—known as “by-the-wind sailors” or Velella velella—founder on the shore and pile up like a carpet of deflated blue and purple balloons…

Read Full Article and View Images, National Geographic

Thousands Of Blue Sea Creatures Called Velella Velellas Wash Ashore In California, Huffington Green (07-31-2014)
The jellyfish-like invertebrates rarely washe ashore before the end of their lifespan. So when thousands of the tiny blue sea creatures recently turned up, en masse, on beaches in central California, many were surprised to see such a large amount of the beached marine life…

Latest Posts + Popular Topics