More Strangeness From the West Coast – Thousands of Glasslike Inverts Wash Ashore in California

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Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 9.33.12 PMThousands of Valella Valella, a beautifully translucent, jellyfish-like invertebrate, all decided to crash the same party when they washed ashore the central California Coast this week. No strangers to the Pacific, these guys usually hang out on the water’s surface, but rarely ever wash ashore in their lifetime. “It’s been eight years, plus or minus, [since] we’ve seen them,” Nancy Black, a marine biologist of Monteray Bay Whale Watch, told San Jose Mercury News. “Why they’ve come now, it’s hard to say.”. The whole event has been circulated by curious beachgoers on social media outlets, and their photos are almost unworldly. They look like beautiful pieces of art glass to me, would love to witness the phenomenon in person. (via: Huffington PostScreen Shot 2014-07-31 at 8.38.34 PM

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I’m a New York Reef Enthusiast and Fish Nerd, amateur photographer, dog lover, beer brewer/drinker, cocktail mixer, semi-seasoned chef, Prosecco Indulging, lightly foul-mouthed, slightly antagonistic, sorta-artistic, wordy bookworm of a girl. Dog mommy of three, an Abyssinian dubbed “Mau”, plus one Dwarf Cuttlefish and a few Clarions. I have a tattoo of an Octopus with flowers on my rear. I ride my bike to the beach and sip bourbon with a good (reef) book while watching the waves. I like to think I’m witty and charming – but I’ll let you decide.

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