Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gooseberries...


While strolling the beaches of Long Beach, we noticed what appeared to be hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of clear glass beads littering the beach and glittering in the late afternoon sun. On closer examination they looked like giant water drops.

They were sea gooseberries, a small jellyfish-like critter that normally floats around with tentacles. However, when they wash ashore they pull their tentacles in.

Unlike jellyfish, sea gooseberries don't have tentacles that sting. A good thing as you'd probably never notice these things floating in the water with you.


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