Can you say Velella velella? – Photo Wednesday

Jellyfish Velella velalla, on an Oregon beach, April 2015. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Meet Sailor on the Wind, or Velella velella. There were millions of these jellyfishes on the beaches of Oregon this past spring. Piles and piles of them. This one was fairly fresh, not all dried up.  Quite beautiful, actually. I didn’t touch it, I read somewhere that they contain a mild neurotoxin…