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Stinging Jellyfish-Like Creatures Wash Ashore In Santa Monica Mystery

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2023
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What looks like one of these little creatures is actually a colony of hundreds of polyps that come together to form the By-the-Wind Sailors, according to Nona Reimer of Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching. The organisms feed on algae and zooplankton in the water and are commonly eaten by ocean sunfish. Manhattan Beach Roundhouse Aquarium Programs and Operations Director Melissa Wu said the onslaught of the creatures is normal around this time of year as they come to warmer waters. Wu said these incoming sailors are likely coming up...

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