Stranded along the Oregon Coast on July 21, 2014.
They are called Vellela Vellela (that’s a real mouthful) or sometimes by their nickname: by the wind sailors.
It turns out, they are a kind of cousin to the Jellyfish.
Don Best snapped these photos on his walk along Rockaway Beach. He’s not the only one who has been seeing these Jellyfish like creatures along the Oregon Coast, as you can see in this article from KGW-TV
In all my trips to the coast–I’ve never seen these. Have you? And if so, where and when?