Sea Pickles hit US coast

June 27, 2017

A rare, tiny marine creature known as the “unicorn of the sea” has swarmed in its millions on the west coast of America, ruining fishermen’s nets.

Scientists are baffled as little is known about these creatures.

Fishers along the west coast have told researchers that in some places they are unable to catch anything because the creatures are forming clusters that are so dense and tightly packed. Their hooks, when pulled from the ocean, wriggle with the odd-looking creatures, which are sometimes referred to as “sea pickles” or “fire bodies”.

The distinctive animals – only a few millimetres long – have washed up on popular beaches.

Hilarie Sorensen, who is part of a new research team set up to study the bloom, said: “Right now we are scrambling to learn as much as possible while we have the opportunity.

“If we continue to see this many, what impact will it have on the ecosystems here, and what economic impact on the fisheries?”

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say what


I wonder if they r edible
if they r eat them up


I've seen a sea pickle they are yuk


Wow so sad for fishermen


I wish I can eat them


Why sea pickles😶🙃


Why are they called sea *Pickles* though?


that's so yuk


I don't believe that it is an animal.


i didnt know that sea cucumbers looked like that


thats cool


why are they called 'unicorns' ??

Jean-Jacques Leroy

Wow. I didn't know sea cucumbers looked like that Fascinating.