What? Blue sand? Nope! These are thousands of blue jellyfish covering several beaches of Barcelona and along the Catalan coast.

The jellyfish started appearing last Saturday, coloring the sand and coastal water in blue in Barcelona, Badalona, ​​Sitges, Vendrell, Montgat and Tarragona. This type of jellyfish isn’t dangerous for humans, so people can continue bathing… But it’s quite a bit disgusting!

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Velella Velella fill the sea near Barcelona. via Facebook
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The sand became blue after the jellyfish die-off along the Catalan Coast. via Twitter
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Thousands of dead jellyfish in the waters along the Catalan Coast. via Twitter
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Mass stranding of strange blue jellyfish near Barcelona. via Twitter
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By-the-wind sailor is a very common open ocean organism, living in warm to warm-temperate waters throughout the world’s oceans. via Twitter
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These strange blue jellyfish aren’t dangerous for humans. via Twitter

A few weeks ago, another major stranding occurred along the beaches of the Costa Brava after a week of strong waves and abundant rainfall in Catalonia.

Meanwhile a giant sunfish – 3 meters by 2.8 meters – was discovered dead on a beach near Pareora, south of Timaru last Friday when they found the massive.

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A giant sunfish – 3 meters by 2.8 meters -was discovered dead on a beach near Pareora, south of Timaru in New Zealand last Friday.

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Una misteriosa plaga de medusas tiñe de azul las playas de Barcelona y Tarragona
Invasión de medusas azules en la costa catalana
Una plaga de meduses envaeix les platges de Barcelona i Badalona
Enormous sunfish washes up on south Canterbury beach

4 COMMENTS

  1. No one is bringing up the amount of radiation spewing into the Pacific Ocean as a result of Fukushima , March 11, 2011. That’s over seven years of radioactive poison contaminating the ocean. The ocean currents bring this disaster to different places around the globe. Could it be that this is affecting the marine life from the smallest to the largest?

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