Does anyone know what these are?
I found these little ‘creatures’ down at Lyall Bay, Wellington, yesterday. I spotted maybe six or seven amongst the kelp that was washed up on the beach, and they only seemed to be at the west end of the bay, between Maranui Café and the children’s playground.
They’re about 10 centimetres long, a couple of finger-widths wide (very scientific, I know) and translucent. Although they look like jelly, they were firm to poke (which of course I did) and they all appeared dead – or inanimate.
I did think they were some sort of sea creature, but when I came into work this morning and looked up sea cucumbers and sea slugs, I didn’t see or read about anything that looked like these, and now I’m worried I’ve been ‘animalifying’ plastic packing material!