August 15, 2005
We just returned from the Outer Banks (Salvo, Hatteras Island) and also found a creature that sounds like the one described by Andrea [message #5199]. When in the ball shape, it was a little bigger than a golf ball, but smaller than a Kiwi fruit. It was in the ball shape when we found it on the beach. When it "relaxed" and elongated a bit, it really resembled poop. The best description of how it felt in the ball shape would be to say like a gonad. (Sorry!) We put it under a flat shell in a bowl of sea water for about half an hour and its little pores became like tentacles and it attached itself to the shell. Then we put it back in the sea.
Locality: Salvo, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA
email@example.comJudy, 2005 (Aug 15) Re: Nudibranch? from North Carolina Coast.. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14562
As I said to Andrea, the sea is full of strange animals which can change shape with great ease. I'm afraid without a photo or drawings it's almost impossible to identify your mystery object
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