By-the-wind-sailors on the sands of a beach

By-the-Wind-Sailors, Marina State Beach, California

May 13, 2004

When I visited, Marina State Beach was covered with these small jellyfish-like creatures, called “by-the-wind-sailors“. There were millions of them on the shore, as far as I could see. As I understand it, they just blow onto the shore every now and then. Without doubt, the by-the-wind-sailor is an intriguing creature.