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Dee
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posted April 19, 2015 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Small, jellyfish-like sea creatures known as by-the-wind sailors—or purple sails—are getting blown onto beaches from California to Washington by the millions.

The latest sighting came this week at Ocean Shores, Washington, where swarms of the purple-colored, oval-shaped creatures washed ashore and died in amazing numbers, as seen by the photos provided to GrindTV from Michael Watson.

“I’ve seen these guys in varies sizes of flotillas over the years, but this is the biggest incursion I’ve seen,” Watson told GrindTV. “It’s fun to see the hub-bub amongst the tourists.”

The Weather Channel went so far as to say billions have washed ashore along the West Coast, reporting that it is a result of strong winds and above-average sea surface temperatures.

“Since March, the component of surface wind blowing from west to east over the northeast Pacific toward coastal Washington and northwest Oregon has been stronger than average,” said weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Erdman.


Read more at http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/millions-of-by-the-wind-sailo rs-wash-ashore-along-west-coast/#Px7j6I6cu3OChEbG.99

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posted April 20, 2015 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted April 21, 2015 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Poor things.

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posted April 21, 2015 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the environmental update, Dee.
It's funny how an act of nature can cause such a shocking scene.

I guess I will now have to do a little research on these sea creatures who have revealed their exsistance and their passing to us on such a large scale.

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posted April 21, 2015 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, guess what? They are the color blue but once beached they loose all their color, becoming bleached white after about 2 days or so.

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posted April 22, 2015 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mother Nature can be cruel.

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Originally posted by PlutoSurvivor:
Hey, guess what? They are the color blue but once beached they loose all their color, becoming bleached white after about 2 days or so.

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posted July 20, 2018 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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