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Thousands Of Blue Sea Creatures Called Velella Wash Ashore In California

by Sara Gates

Ever heard of Velella velella, the marine life so nice they named it twice?

The jellyfish-like invertebrate may be a common sighting for sailors in the Pacific Ocean, but the Velella velella (the species shares the same name as the genus) rarely washes ashore before the end of its 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…

(read more: Huffington Post)

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