Saturday’s wet and windy storm really churned up the shallow water here along the gulf coast of Florida. As a result, all manner of strange things washed ashore, which made today’s beach walk much more interesting.
There were hundreds of gelatinous blobs strewn on the sand. Though most were a pale tan, this coral-colored beauty stood out. My first guess, based on the pattern, was that it was a type of soft coral. An internet search corrected my thinking, sea pork is actually a colonial species of tunicate. It earned its common name because it resembles chunks of meat, not because it is edible.