Could you please help me identify these????
There were found on March 11, 2006 around 12 noon, at the Henderson
State Park, along Okaloosa Island, Destin, Florida.
There were found along the sand where the water recessed. They were
along with very small Portuguese Man of War. We asked two Park Rangers,
neither had any clue about them.
We have been to this beach and beaches along this coast for years, but
have never seen them before.
Could you help?
By-the-wind sailor (Velella velella)
sailor (Velella velella) http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/nature/marine/velella.htm
It's Velella velella a pelagic hydrozoa. For a picture of the alive
You might find them with other pelagic animal: hydrozoa Porpita
porpita, Physalia physalis and mollusca as Janthinas, Cavoliniidae,
the nudibranch Glaucus atlanticus...
Kind regards, Sophie
It is a Velella velella,
the "By-the-Wind-Sailor", a man-o-war-type jellyfish's
Regards, Peter Egerton
beach curio appears to be a dehydrated Velella velella (Linnaeus,
1758), know as the Byth-wind Sailor. It is a jellyfish (or relative
depending on your use of the vernacular). It is pelagic and cosmopolitan
This looks like Vellela
vellela (by-the-wind-sailor). Once they wash ashore and become desiccated
they lose all color....Mary C.