A strange sea creature washed up on a California beach leaving internet users puzzled. The slimy monster is seen to have no discernible features, such as eyes or a mouth. Two huge lumps appear to be sticking out of one end of the creatures dismantled body.
It was at Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu where a beach walker came across the unusual sea creature. The beach walker took pictures of it then shared them online to see if anyone could work out its identity.
The Reddit user xxviiparadise said: “It weighed around seven pounds [3.2kg] and if I had to guess about five inches [13 cm] wide.”
One commentator then proposed that it could be some kind of sea snail.
Another wrote: “Looks like whatever lives inside the seashell.”
Reddit user PacificKestrel claimed to have solved the mystery. After finding out that it washed up in southern California, they said: “I’d say that, my friend, is a long-dead sea hare.”
The California sea hare is a common species of sea slug. They are normally found off the west coast of the US and northern Mexico. The animals are known to grow up to 75 centimeters (30 in) long and can weigh up to much as 7 kilograms (15 lbs).
The slugs diet consists of red algae from the sea floor, which gives them a reddish color. This also permits them toxic properties, therefore they have few natural predators.
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