Southern California beaches alive with blue sea creatures

August 24, 2014 5:03 AM

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Residents in Southern California are surprised that blue sea creatures are appearing ashore. These jellyfish like creatures are known as velella velella and had been previously spotted in Northern California beaches earlier this summer.

Velella velella is commonly known as the by-the-win-sailors. They are as large as a human hand and belong to the genus hydrozoans, a family of the jellyfish. They cluster in the ocean as polyps.

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