Beach find on St. George Island
OK, well, this one really has me stumped. I've never seen anything like it, don't have a clue what it is, animal, plant, or mineral. But, it definitely had the wow factor for me on my walk this morning at dawn.
It was just sitting there in the edge of the surf about 6 inches tall, splayed out like a crystal peacock's tail, refracting the dawn light through its "body."
It seemed to be filled with air, not water, and it had brilliant blue and green coloration towards the base of the bladder-like body.
The waves would pick it up and wash it around a little, but it stayed upright due to the air inside. It didn't seem to have any way to propel itself, although there a little blackish tendril things coming out of the bottom of it. They look like guts to me, or slimy plant tendrils - no clue.
It also seemed to be moving, not breathing in and out, but perceptibly changing shape and kind of slowly slowly writhing.
If you know what it is, let me know, and even better, give us a reference so I can look up more info on it.
Strange, absolutely beautiful, and a total mystery...