Slimy salps, also known as sea walnuts, invade Jersey Shore beaches
Some tiny creatures have invaded the Jersey Shore, but beachgoers need not fear them.
The transparent bean-sized globs are called salps or sea walnuts. They are often mistaken for jellyfish eggs, but they are actually a smaller kind of jellyfish. They do not sting, but they do feel a little strange.
"It's like being covered in a grape jelly sandwich," says Abby Funicello, of Manalapan.