Ken and Martha Fischer were surprised to see all these Moon Jellies washed up at the mouth of the Garcia River.
Ken said there were thousands of them and surmised that huge surf had thrown them up onto land.
Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia, are found in most of the world’s oceans. They only live for a few months.
Here's a happier photo, one that Craig Tooley took of Bell Jellies off our Coast.
This photo appears in my book, Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year. Craig is the featured photographer.
Thanks to Ken and Craig for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: www.ruffimage.com