Blue Buttons Washing Ashore On Outer Banks

Unusual Blue Buttons Washing On Shore

Unusual creatures not normally seen along the Outer Banks beaches are being found in the surf and washing ashore. Blue buttons (scientific name porpita porpita) are being seen by people at the Outer Banks washing up on the beaches or floating in the surf. Blue buttons are normally found in tropical waters but weather related conditions in the Atlantic Ocean may be the reason for their appearance at the Outer Banks. Blue buttons are not jellyfish but are in the Portuguese man o’ war family. The blue buttons are round blue creatures about an inch wide. People can not feel the sting of a blue button but some irritation may result if a person comes in direct contact with the creature states Ocean Rescue Director David Elder. The bright blue round creatures are pretty and their appearance is a rare treat for those at the beach that are finding them.

Blue Buttons Washing Ashore On Outer Banks Beaches

Blue Buttons Washing Ashore On Outer Banks Beaches

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