Anyone know what this is? As far as I can tell it's alive and floating everywhere near the shores of the #azores. They were all over the beach. #seacreature #sealife #help #googlenohelp
  • dadandblogAnyone know what this is? As far as I can tell it's alive and floating everywhere near the shores of the #azores. They were all over the beach. #seacreature #sealife #help #googlenohelp

  • j.r.phillipsI grew up near Pismo Beach, CA and they wash up seasonally. They're Portuguese Man O'War and they're kind of like a jelly fish. They're not really strong enough to sting humans though.
  • dadandblog@jayarepea it's not a man-of-war. I know what those are (posted a pic of one). This thing is different.
  • dadandblogOK, got the answer. It's a Velella. Like a tiny jellyfish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velella Thanks facebizzle.
  • j.r.phillips@dadandblog oh wow! Thanks for clarifying! I see the difference. The ones that wash up here look slightly different from both pics but everyone always calls them man o wars. Love learning new things!
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