Attack of the Killer Jellyfish! Not really, but what to know about by-the-wind sailors

These breezy March days, as the tide recedes along South Florida beaches, some beachgoers are noticing small objects left behind at the high tide line. They're the size and shape of a human ear. They're electric blue and deep purple — the same color and texture as the Portuguese men-of-war common to Florida beaches.

"They're found all over the globe and if we ever see them along our coast, it's usually at the same time as the men-of-war," said Zack Jud, director of education and exhibits at Florida Oceanographic Society in Stuart. "I've been offshore fishing and found millions of them floating along a current edge."

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