Scientific Infomation

Millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on western U.S. beaches

Rex Features: Steve Trewhella, FLPA File photo of Velella velella, or "by-the-wind sailors." Though not poisonous to most people, beachgoers should avoid the animals because their venom can cause stinging in the eyes and mouth, said Steve Rumrill, an expert at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Known as Velella velella to scientists, and more informally as "by-the-wind sailors," ...

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