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Strange sea creatures 3 Cornwall 2012

Observed: 30th August 2012 By: mandyj
Strange sea creatures 1 Cornwall 2012
Strange sea creatures 2 Cornwall 2012
Strange sea creatures 3 Cornwall 2012
Description:

Found washed up on beach in Cornwall. I was told by a local that they're not often found on the beach. It was after a storm, and there were a large quantity attached to a long wooden pole (possibly an old ships mast) which was washed up on the beach. The long tenticles moved slightly and the shell like end had a filter like brush which came out to fan for food as it would have in the sea. A large handful was also found separately and I put this back in the sea. Please can anyone help to identify this? - it was a strange looking thing/things.

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