CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Blue dragons, a type of sea slug, have washed up on a few of our area beaches.
They are characterized by their bright blue coloring and winged dragon shape, but while these slugs don't breathe fire, they still pose a threat. Experts warn that you should stay away if you see one at the beach.
What makes them dangerous is their choice of meal: man o' wars. Because of this diet, touching them will sting just as badly as if you were to touch the jellyfish relative.
Officials at the Mission-Aransas Reserve found about four of the blue dragons in a 100-meter stretch of beach, just north of Bob Hall Pier.
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