Published: Dec 16, 2010 12:36 AM EST
Updated: Dec 15, 2010 9:37 PM EST

    LEE COUNTY-- A large number of dead sea creatures are washing ashore on Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island.

The dead invertebrates could be seen piled up ashore along the beach.

Scientists tell WINK News the could water causes them to lose their grip on the Gulf floor, then the waves tumble them ashore.

Beach-goers and tourists say the wash up won't keep them from enjoying the beach the rest of the week.