|Published:||May 19, 2010 12:30 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 19, 2010 12:30 AM EDT|
Fort Myers Beach, Fla - Dozens of shiny, black liquid filled shaped balls are turning up on Fort Myers beach, but marine experts say its not oil.
Residents and tourists reported seeing the slimy creatures outside the Lani Kai and Diamondhead Beach Resort early Tuesday morning. WINK News brought the tar-looking blobs to wildlife officials who confirmed oil did not wash ashore.
Richard Bartleson with the Sanibel-Captive Conservation Group explained the disturbing find is nothing more than Sea Pork creatures. The sea animals come in different colors and shouldn't be alarmed if they come across one.
Marine experts say there's no specific reason why the creatures are turning up dead, but they don't pose a health risk for swimmers.
Carlos Suarez reports.