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Sea Raft

Velella velella


Bright blue and clear hydrozoan that has a sail that allows it to travel across the surface of the ocean using wind. Their toxin is not as harmful to humans as other free-floating ocean creatures but it's wise to avoid contact.


There were a dozen on the rocky beach. at Point Lobos Ecological Reserve

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I was excited to see it but sad it was washed up on the rocks :(

ForestDragon 6 years ago

So cool that you got to see these!

California, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2014
Submitted on Aug 7, 2014


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