Officials issue warning as venomous blue dragons wash up on Texas beaches 
By Matthew Phelan PT Source: dailymail 2/14/2024
Matthew Phelan
A poisonous and 'rarely seen' sea creature has stormed Texas beaches in droves, scientists warn.

Marine biologists spotted these dangerous 'blue dragons,' a surface-skimming sea slug, on Sunday along North Padre Island, just south of Corpus Christi, Texas.

The unusual creatures feed off the toxins of Portuguese man o’ war, a jellyfish-like animal.
 

'Warning: do not touch the blue dragon!' one local research institute alerted their social media followers, posting a researcher's photos of the toxic, blue creature.

'When threatened or touched,' according to the institute, 'it can release stinging cells with more powerful stings than the Portuguese man o' war can alone!'

 
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