- — sfbaywildlife.info (@sfbaywildlife)Wed, Jul 30 2014 04:58:17Unusual sea creatures #Velella or By-the-wind-sailor seen on Bay Area beaches @scnewsdude @MontereyAq @GoldenGateNPS http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_26239101/unusual-sea-creatures-sail-back-monterey-bay …
- — HopkinsMarineStation (@HopkinsMarine)Tue, Jul 29 2014 16:11:14Velella velella or By-the-wind-sailors have been washing up on beaches around the Monterey Bay this week. These... http://fb.me/3coHmHCtS
- — Bamfield MSC (@BamfieldMSC)Tue, Jul 29 2014 00:26:07Warm weather and ocean currents are bringing interesting creatures to our local shores - Mola mola, Velella velella http://fb.me/6EZFP4bfb
Strange sea creature washes up on California beaches
They're called Velella velella officially, but are also known as By-the Wind Sailors. Thousands of the delicate creatures have been covering Northern California beaches recently.