We saw these strange creatures washed up on Glencairn beach on Thursday morning. I cannot find anything like it in our reference books. They appeared to be loosely attached of a jelly type substance or a capsule filled with liquid and a round nucleus the size of a large garden snail or walnut. Their size about 13-14 cm long and 7cm wide. We could not make out any other discernible features.
Perhaps anyone else has seen these and knows what they are?

Jandy Jaques

Salps on Glencairn Beach.Photo by Jandy  Jaques

Salps on Glencairn Beach.Photo by Jandy Jaques