Memorial Day Weekend 2013 brought with it strong, gusty southeasterly winds, so I was expecting to get some reports of jellyfish washing ashore around the state. I got reports from The Guisingers of Blue Buttons (Porpita porpita) coming ashore on Cocoa Beach. They were kind enough to send photos, which I’ve posted here.
I’ve received several reports from the panhandle area. Specifically, Casino Beach in Pensacola, and Perdido Key, near the Florida/Alabama state line. Thousands were reported stranding on Perdido Key beaches. Also getting reports coming in from Panama City Beach, Destin, Sandestin, and Cape Canaveral. As of the first of June, reports are coming in from St. Augustine Beach and Fernandina Beach.
Have you seen blue buttons on the beach? I’d love to know date and location. You can send a report via my contact form, or you can leave a comment below. Send me pics if you’ve got them. I’d especially like a photo showing a large number of Blue Buttons either in the water or on the beach.
You can see all the Blue Button sightings that have been reported to me. Send me your report (date, location, how many, etc) and I’ll add your sighting to my database.