Jellyfish-like creatures washing up on West Coast

August 22, 2014 3:37 PM

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Jellyfish-like creatures washing up on West Coast

Ocean-goers up and down the West Coast have spent weeks photographing thousands of mysterious sea creatures washing up on seashores from Washington to California, reports CNN.

Called Velella velella, or "by-the-wind sailors," the silver-purple sea creatures that vaguely resemble jellyfish are typically found well out in the ocean, but experts say not to worry, unusually strong winds are the likely culprit, the Los Angeles Times reported in an earlier story.

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