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    Question Thousands of little blue creatures are washing up on California beaches...

    Thousands of little blue creatures are washing up on California beaches...


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    The Velella velella, a name so nice you gotta say it twice.
    Who are they? The tiny disc-like critters are colonial hydrozoans, classified under the phylum of cnidaria, and their eponymous genus of Velella (not a Game of Thrones reference).
    • Formally titled the Velella velella (say that five times fast) you may know them as by-the-wind sailors.
    • The sailors are a couple of inches long, and vary in striking shades of cobalt and baby blue while they're alive.
    • They have a similar build to jellyfish, but have a small sail protruding from their bell, explaining the name and their migratory patterns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Thousands of little blue creatures are washing up on California beaches...


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    The Velella velella, a name so nice you gotta say it twice.
    Who are they? The tiny disc-like critters are colonial hydrozoans, classified under the phylum of cnidaria, and their eponymous genus of Velella (not a Game of Thrones reference).
    • Formally titled the Velella velella (say that five times fast) you may know them as by-the-wind sailors.
    • The sailors are a couple of inches long, and vary in striking shades of cobalt and baby blue while they're alive.
    • They have a similar build to jellyfish, but have a small sail protruding from their bell, explaining the name and their migratory patterns.


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    I wonder if they would make good bass bait................
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    I remember once when in the Navy we sent though a stretch of these things off the coast of Vietnam. They stretched for miles and no one knew what they were other than "Jelly Fish". Now, 55 years later I finally know what they were!

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    Do they come in peace?



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    Can you eat them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Can you eat them?
    Only with peanut butter and tartar sauce.
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