A mysterious sea creature with no eyes and two huge lumps jutting out of its body washed ashore at Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu, California.
The slimy monster weighs around 3.2 kilograms (7 lbs) and iss 13 centimetres (5 inches) wide. What could it be?
One user suggested it was a ‘long-dead’ California sea hare, a common species of sea slug
A bizarre sea creature has baffled internet users after it washed up on a Californian beach. The slimy monster appeared to have no discernible features, such as eyes or a mouth. It also sports two huge lumps sticking out of one end of its body.
The beach walker who found the bizarre-looking monster at Leo Carrillo Beach, Malibu, shared pictures of it online to see if anyone could work out its identity.
What could it be?
One internet user suggested that the bizarre sea creature was a ‘long-dead’ California sea hare, which is a common species of sea slug found off the West Coast of the US. The animals grow up to about 75 centimetres (30 in) in length and can weigh as much as 7 kilograms (15 lbs).
The herbivores eat red algae from the sea floor, which give the species its typical reddish colour and also grants them toxic properties, meaning they have few natural predators.
What is this bizarre-looking monster at Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu, California?