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Blue Button Jellyfish Photos from the Florida Panhandle

Posted by David McRee at BlogTheBeach.com

Jim Smith of Kingwood, Texas sent this beautiful close-up of a blue button jellyfish he photographed at Inlet Beach in Panama City Beach. Thanks Jim!

Jim Smith of Kingwood, Texas sent this beautiful close-up of a blue button jellyfish he photographed at Inlet Beach in Panama City Beach. Thanks Jim!

Kristi P. sent this photo of a blue button jellyfish (Porpita) that she encountered at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in northwest Florida.

Kristi P. sent this photo of a blue button jellyfish (Porpita) that she encountered at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in northwest Florida.

Here is what Kristi wrote about her encounter with the blue buttons:

We were at St Joseph Peninsula State Park on Florida’s panhandle the first weekend in August. We had never seen these jellyfish before, but the beach was littered with them, and more were floating in on the tide. They stained the sand around them as the tentacles deteriorated; after they dried up, the white discs were left.

Kristi P. also sent this photo showing that there were thousands of blue buttons washing up on the beach!

Kristi P. also sent this photo showing that there were thousands of blue buttons washing up on the beach!

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