Huntington Beach, California residents got a bizarre surprise while strolling their local beach: thousands of gelatinous pink sea creatures. They’re described as being squishy, almost like a jellyfish, and have baffled National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lieutenant Claude Panis said these creatures may have washed ashore due to El Nino, and also because there were more stingrays closer to the shore than normal at this time of year. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
“The appearance of the unusual creatures sparked social media speculation. Ryan Rustan, a local, posted that the creatures were like little water balloons that popped underfoot. Beachgoer Don Coursey posted on the Huntington Beach Community Forum on Facebook that the creatures burrowed in the sand,” reports Inhabitat.