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These were all over the sand, I am wondering if they are Jelly fish? I did not see them last year after the Gulf oil spill,
Gulf of Mexico
It was low tide and there were many tidal pools.
Thank You for the ID, KristenGilpin!!I put another photo in of the Jelly fish, I am holding it and it had a thin tail, similar to a root? These Jelly fish have puzzled me for years, when I did not see them last year, I wondered about them, but they are back. Auntnance, I have never seen them in the river areas,If it is a egg mass I wonder of what? I also saw a very odd thing at this location, a sea snake yesterday in the gulf but the photo is very blurry, I may put it on for the heck of it! Nature is full of surprises!
Notice in your fourth photo that this mass appears to be attached to the sand n that hole to the left. And in the upper right is a tiny drill. I have seen the same or similar jelly here in the river with drills on them and the drills siphons inserted in the mass. I suspect that it may be an egg mass of some sort.
A new one for me. I have never seen this, but I am not at the Beach that much. Almost like a footprint for Jellyfish
Mesoglea is the inside gel-like portion of a jelly. Once a jelly dies it get pounded by the surf which can remove tentacles and other external features leaving just the inside. Mesoglea can wash up onshore.More pics here: http://www.beachhunter.net/thingstoknow/...
Lat: 28.55, Long: -82.65
Spotted on Oct 5, 2011 Submitted on Oct 6, 2011