Mysterious sea creature causes confusion
THE true identity of a mystery sea creature washed up on a popular Merseyside beach has been revealed.
Sefton Council tweeted a picture of the furry looking creature, found on Crosby beach, yesterday morning.
The picture sparked a debate about what it was.
Experts at the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership have now said the creature is thought to be a sea mouse.
A spokesman explained that the sea mouse normally inhabits deep sea waters, and tends not get washed up on beaches.
The sea mouse is a marine polychaete worm found in the North Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean.
It’s not the first strange creature to have washed up on the popular beach.
In July this year a family was left stunned after they stumbled across a 2ft long shark on the shore.
The group were walking on the beach when they came across the prehistoric looking fish tangled in black seaweed.
A mystery creature that washed up on Crosby beach today has confused members of the public and even the council.