This is an exquisite purple sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), that measures 22 inches across at the widest points, and 19 1/2 inches high at the tallest !
It was found in the middle of the night on July 21 by David A. & David B.
We were walking along the beach with no light (save for the moonlight) when David B. noticed an inky black shape floating a few feet off the edge of the shoreline. He was wearing shoes at the moment, while David A. had gone barefoot…
Always ready for adventure, David B. suggested to David A. that he hop into the black water and see what was floating in the tide… which David A. promptly did…
And upon reaching into the water for what was first guessed to be either a t-shirt, a stingray, seaweed, or—-, David A. instead pulled out the amazing purple sea fan you see in the photographs!
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