The animal, similar to a hairy caterpillar, was found as the group made their way along a jetty. This is the bizarre alien-like sea creature a group of friends spotted as they walked along a beach. The animal, similar to a caterpillar, was found as they made their way along a jetty in south east Queensland. It was discovered curled up in a ball before unfurling and wriggling away from the pals as they filmed it. They believed it may have been trying to get towards the ocean, which suggests it was a sea creature of some sort. Filming the creature as it moves, one of the boys can be heard saying: "It's an alien — it's an actual alien.
Teens discover mysterious 'alien' hairy worm sea creature washed up on beach
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Leave a comment Upload image See Google Images. Found singly in pairs or groups over estuaries and in tide-pools of coastal areas. They feed on algae and sea lettuce. Length - 25cm Depth - m Circumtropical When predators come to close they will discharge a purple fluid to warn them off.
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Polychaetes are often called bristleworms because each of the body segments has an upper and lower bundle of bristles called setae or chaetae on each side. In free-living polychaetes, the bristles, combined with snake-like body waves, help the worm to move along. In Fireworms, Eurythoe spp A , the bristles have evolved into defensive organs. They are fragile, hollow tubes filled with poison. They are easily broken when the worm is touched and the pain they cause when they pierce the skin makes their common name very appropriate.
Hi Bill Thanks for your help. I had a look at your Sea Slug Forum and the animal I described on the phone certainly looks like Bursatella leachii. There are presently hundreds in a fairly small area feeding over sand on bacteria? The manager hadn't seen them before in all the years he has been here nor has another bloke who has lived in the marina for the last 6 years.