Mys­te­ri­ous sea crea­ture causes con­fu­sion

Midweek Visiter - - Front Page - BY TOM DUFFY tom.duffy@trin­i­tymir­ @tab­duffy39

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.

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