Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

Thousands of strange sea creatures, similar to the large translucent jelly pieces, filled the California coast.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

Scientists still can not give an accurate assessment, but suggest that it is one of the rarest and most unexplored oceanic invertebrates.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

The legions mysterious gelatinous creatures washed up on the beaches of California on Monday and Tuesday, caused locals wonder and fear.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

Ryan Rastmen living near Huntington's Beach, said on Facebook, that "mysterious creature burst beneath his feet as the small, slimy water balloons."

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

He says he has seen thousands of such creatures on the coast.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

Other local saying that the alien was so much that for them it was not visible sand.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

A member of the Huntington Marine Safety Corps, Lieutenant Claude Panis, forty years of work have not seen anything like it.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

jelly-like substance briskly crawling on the beach, and then hid in the sand.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

These photographs posted on the network of witnesses.

Professor with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine said that most likely the so-called "pelagic tunicates" or salpa, barrel invertebrates with soft, gelatin-like bodies.

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

National Geographic describes it as "one of the most interesting and least known creatures living in the ocean."

Mass invasion of strange creatures on the beaches of California

These marine animals, though similar to jellyfish, but is actually more closely related to vertebrates (which, incidentally, are the people).

Salpa occasionally appear in the coast of California, but this mass invasion has not yet been.