Velella in Bodega Bay, CA

Date of Sighting: 03/09/2017
Description: Thousands of tiny By-the-wind Sailors (Velella velella) washed up on the beach in Bodega Bay, CA. The largest were ~10 mm long, but most were smaller than that (under 5 mm long). See examples adjacent to sand grains in photo.
Organism: Other - Velella
Quantity: 100+
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