'Pile of rope' on a Texas beach is a weird, real-life sea creature

'Pile of rope' on a Texas beach is a weird, real-life sea creature

'Pile of rope' on a Texas beach is a weird, real-life sea creature

Frequently mistaken for discarded piles of beach trash, ropelike sea whips are a type of colorful coastal coral.
'Pile of rope' on a Texas beach is a weird, real-life sea creature