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Friday, April 14, 2017

Blue strand

A significant stranding of By-the-wind Sailors (Velella velella) on Salmon Creek Beach tonight (14 April 2017).  It was blue as far as you could see:



Most of the Velella were ~2-3 cm long, but there were a variety of sizes:



A small flotilla viewed from above:


Northwest winds were blowing at about 20 knots this afternoon, but they're predicted to calm down tonight.

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