Category: underwater jelly

Velella jellyfish- California Beach


A low, blue, eye-catching creature has created a spectacular show at various beaches on the Northern California coast. “The creatures live offshore, along the surface of the water, and take in a small ridge or crest running across them that turns like a cruise”, said Jim Watanabe lecture at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove.

He said, “These creatures follow the current of air”. Rather, it uses its tentacles to reach down into the water to capture things to consume.” Velellas can’t live on the beach. In 2002, millions of Velellas clumped up on the Bay Area coastline and U.S. Coast Guard members at first mistook the species for an oil spillage.