Strange blue sea dragons wash up in Cape Town, South Africa

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20 blue sea dragons strand on beach in Cape Town, South Africa. Picture: Facebook / Fish Hoek Beach

I haven’t seen anything like that in real life… But I must say, I would have loved to…

Look at these strange blue sea dragons (Glaucus atlanticus) found on a beach near Cape Town in South Africa.

The beaching of these twenty weird blue sea swallows occurred on Monday 16 November, 2020 at Fish Hoek Beach.

And the lucky beachgoer said she had never seen such sea slugs before, despite living near the beach for most of her life.

Have you ever seen similar sea creatures?

More like a stinging dragon

Also known as blue angels, these odd sea creatures look like dragons with weird tentacles (defence mechanism).

However they act more like scorpios as they can deliver a powerful sting, using the stinging cells from their prey that they store in their cerata.

The painful stitch can lead to nausea, vomiting as well as acute allergic dermatitis (itching, rash or skin lesions), depending on the animals they ate before.

You will find them across the world and throughout the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Previous strandings include beaches in Australia and in the U.S. More strange sea creature news on Facebook / Fish Hoek Beach, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, never seen such and beautiful sea slug.
    Time to get the shovel out, and rescue the poor creature, and put them in a tide pool for some feed and hiding places.

    I do know about some of the more lethal cone snail type creatures. Some say the neurotoxin/poisons have been cultivated by spy agencies to use on their targets.

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