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Millions of jellyfish are washing up on Washington and Oregon beaches. Velella Velella, also known as ‘sea-rafts’ due to their sail shaped fin, are all along the North West coast beaches right now. These bluish-purple jelly’s are rather beautiful to look at, but can scary to the average beach goer. Normally the winds keep these species from ending up on the beach. However, recent westerly winds have brought the jellyfish to the beaches. Luckily these jellyfish are harmless to humans, however, I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to step on one. MORE

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