Thousands of jellyfish invade Florida beach

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL (WCMH) — Thousands of the “velella” jellyfish were found washed ashore on Florida’s Hallandale Beach.

The city of Hallandale Beach posted the pictures to the it’s Facebook page last Thursday.

The “vellella” jellyfish are a bluish-purple color and nicknamed “blue sailors”.

While they aren’t known to sting, they often travel with the Portugese man-of-war jellyfish.

The jellyfish have bodies that allow them to sail away from shore, but sometimes strong winds can carry them onto beaches.

According to city officials, the event happens about every three years.

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