Anyone Identify This?

Decatur, GA

#1 May 4, 2008

Sorry if this is the proverbial "stupid question" but while on vacation, and walking along the beach one night, my family and I found this on the beach in Florida (gulf side)

It was hard, not soft. My best guess, was some sort of coral?

Anyway, here is a picture:

Anyone know what this is? My family and I are curious...


Chris Jury

Wilmington, NC

#2 May 10, 2008
Looks like a tunicate (pink) growing on a dead gorgonian (branchy structure).

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