Every winter thousands of jelly globules are washed up on the beach opposite my house and I have no idea what they are.
Location: Seton Sands, East Lothian, Scotland. Gentle sandy beach in the Firth of Forth - open salt water estuary.
Description: 30mm to 50mm rubbery gelatinous mass. Mostly free individuals but sometimes clustered or attached to kelp roots or old shells. They are quite robust, translucent, clear in colour and fluid filled. They squelch fishy smelling liquid when stood on. There is no obvious embryo inside, although I'm convinced that they are egg cases of some seabed dwelling creature. Possible lug worm (Arenicola marina) or Razor-shell (Ensis ensis)?
However any photo referenced I've seen do look quite different.
Does anyone have any idea what these are?
Can anyone tell me how to upload images and I'm new to this site & don't have a clue?