‘Purple Sailors’: Jellyfish-Like Creatures Pile Up On Oregon Coast in Massive Die-OffPosted: April 12, 2015
ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of jellyfish-like creatures have been piling up on Rockaway Beach in what appears to be a massive die-off.
The animals are like a cousin to the jellyfish.
They are commonly called “purple sailors,” ”little sail,” and “by the wind sailors.”
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says die-offs occur each spring along beaches from Oregon to California.