Strange sea creatures 3 Cornwall 2012

Strange sea creatures 3 Cornwall 2012

Observation - 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. T

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.