Well...the closest guess I can find through my internet sleuthing is that these are "casts" made from Acorn Worms. Check it out: http://www.wildsingapore.com/chekjawa/text/s311.htmEwww.-Kate
kate...you're RIGHT !! nice detective work. but actually, now i think it is REALLY creepy.EEEEWWWWWWW fo sure.
Way creepier than we could have imagined. I'm going to try to forget all about the acorn worm now. Eww. Double eww.
so gross. wilma is getting a double bath session.
I think I'll stick to my first thought -a pack of wild sand doggies must have visited the beach and left little sand doodies...
I'm glad the chances of actually seeing them are so slim. Nature is so bizarre...
I've spent my life on the beach, and they are quite common. Simply casts from the common sand worm.
unbelievably cool! would love to have come upon them
They look like one of John's sculptures gone crazy.
this is what i learned: these are acorn worm casts. the acorn worms swallow mud and sand and process these for edible bits. at low tide, they stick out their rear ends at the surface and excrete coils of processed sediments called "casts." this is all that most people will see of an acorn worm !i go to this beach almost every day and have only seen this scene TWICE.i also coil build my work and am drawn to these coils.fascinating.
Amazing! I've never heard of the worms or have seen anything like it. Perhaps you'll be making some variation of these casts in your work now.
I know this is past news, but I MUST ask the question.... How big are these acorn worms? cuz that's no small pile of soft serve worm cacca, politely referred to as 'casts'.The diameter being roughly the size of said worm's A-hole, that's one big and creepy size worm, me-thinks.Quite a lot of them out there too.EEEEEOOOOOWWW!!
How wild! I've never seen anything like that. Thanks(I think) for sharing. ewww!
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