Rare Blue Dragon Sea Creatures Spotted At Texas Beaches

Family Vacationing At The Padre Island National Seashore Spotted Four Blue Dragons

May 13, 2020
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Already dealing with fears of the coronavirus, and the Murder Hornet, it appears there is a new rarity of Texans to worry about. According to reports, Blue Dragons have been spotted on the Padre Island National Seashore. While these small creatures may seem harmless, their stings apparently pack quite the punch.

While not a flying, fire breathing beast, like the fictional creature the Blue Dragon shares a name with, the sea creature can still cause quite a bit of damage to person if stung. Recently, a family vacationing at the Padre Island National Seashore spotted four Blue Dragons on the beach. “Hunter loves sea creatures and thought he had found a blue button jellyfish. After they picked it up in a beach toy he proclaimed to me that he had discovered a new species!” said Trey Lane of his son’s discovery.

These tiny sea slugs are usually only 3 cm big, or a little over an inch. They can be found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and are a predator to many sea creatures much larger than the Blue Dragon. While the Blue Dragon isn’t an issue yet, those going to the beach should be on the lookout.

Via CBS DFW