Strange blue-sailed creatures invade Monterey Bay

August 1, 2014 12:10 AM

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After a notable absence of several years, thousands of velella velellas have sailed into Monterey Bay.

Small blue sails the size of an adult’s hand are covering the pure waters of California’s Monterey Bay as thousands of velella velellas are blown from the ocean to the shore. The aquatic invertebrates have a curved appendage that renders them vulnerable to marine winds that blow inland, stranding th...

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