These phallic organisms are quite common along the West coast of North America, but they spend their whole lives in U-shaped burrows under the sand, so few beachgoers are aware of their existence. These penile figures typically burrow under the sand, far beneath the feet of beachgoers, but the recent storms brought on some waves that swept away the layers, leaving them exposed. We returned them to their subterranean homes — excepting those that were snatched by eager herring gulls. I learned later that the gulls were the smarter hunters; fat innkeepers are edible, and are even considered a delicacy in Korea. Still, even though we missed out on a prime opportunity to dine on dog dick, we had a successful, fun outing, encountering a number of curious species, some of which now reside my belly.
CNN A horde of large, fat worms descended upon a central California beach, spooked out of their burrows by a bomb cyclone. These phallic organisms are quite common along the West coast of North America, but they spend their whole lives in U-shaped burrows under the sand, so few beachgoers are aware of their existence. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Just what exactly is a 'bomb cyclone'? Police remove alligator from Ohio home.
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A spectacular presentation of marine life on a Marin County beach stunned even the experienced nature photographer who documented it. Miles of Drakes Beach at Point Reyes were covered last Friday by Urechis caupo , commonly called fat innkeeper worms — or penis fish. The bewildering sight was captured by photographer David Ford of Lagunitas. He had set off from the Drakes Beach parking lot with his camera around 10 a. They were eating fat inch-long worms, which were spread along the beach for miles. Most appeared to be dead.
A phallic-looking phenomenon took over a Northern California beach last week after a strong storm uncovered thousands of fat innkeeper worms — colloquially known as penis fish — leaving them stranded on the sand. The appearance of what the birds were eating might be enough to get a chuckle out of even the most mature beachgoer. This may just be the weirdest thing you've seen today!