Print A phallic-looking phenomenon took over a Northern California beach last week after a strong storm uncovered thousands of fat innkeeper worms — colloquially known as penis fish — leaving them stranded on Sweet ladies want sex La city sand.
The appearance of what the birds were eating might be enough to get a chuckle out of even the most mature beachgoer. This may just be the weirdest thing you've seen today!
Thousands of these marine worms, called fat innkeeper worms—or "penis fish"—washed up on Drake's Beach after a recent storm. Some were clearly dead, but a few were bright red — a they were still alive.
In response, biologist Ivan Parr explained that Horny tall Casper guy worms, formally called Urechis caupo, are a species of marine spoonworm that live between southern Oregon and Baja California. The worms, which are not often seen because they live burrowed in the sand, have been spotted between Bodega Bay and Monterey.
The invertebrates eat by creating a slime net that Free online dating sexy Rutland Vermont gils tiny bits of food drifting in the water, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, strong storms and heavy surf can dislodge the creatures from their burrows, leaving them visible to people on the shore.
Ford, who has dabbled in photography for the past decade, often goes to the beach to get shots of the elephant seals that take over the sand this time of year.