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Thousands of ‘penis fish’ appear on California beach

Thousands of 'penis fish'

Thousands of ‘penis fish’ appear on California beach after winter storms. There several thousands of the pink like throbbing phallic creatures were everywhere.

They flooded the beach for more than 50 miles north of San Francisco according to reports.
Coincidental or not, the Weather Girls song they sang, “It’s raining men.” has come to the limelight since it rained penis fish and everyone is trying to relate the song to the event.

These marine worms which are known as fat innkeepers worms or “penis fish” popped up from nowhere on the Drake’s Beach a week ago. They are very common at the West Coast of North America, spending their entire existence in their U-shaped burrows under the sand.

This makes them very unnoticeable to many who walk the beaches and many have never known their existence.
A careful look at them and one may also think they are sausages.
Next time you go to the beach, just think about the hundreds of 10-inch, pink.Thousands of 'penis fish'

This is mind-blowing and a testament that this planet has creatures most of us have still never even heard of or seen.

This ‘penis fish’ story has been an eye-opener to many across the world and also a lot more have been educated. google’s search engine has been bombarded with a lot of searches since the story broke.

One commentator said “I’ve never heard of this, so much fun! Thank you as always for more education!!!.

‘Penis fish’  in Korea

According to christopherreiger’s , the Korean name for this curious creature is gaebul, which translates as “dog dick.” Here in the States, it’s known as the fat innkeeper worm or the penis fish. Its scientific binomial is Urechis caupo, or “viper tail tradesman.”

Whatever you call the animal, you can find them in abundance at Bodega Bay, where they build burrows in the tidal mudflats.

On Saturday afternoon, our small, but enthusiastic clamming/crabbing crew thrust shovels and shoulder-deep arms into that mud in pursuit of Pacific gaper clams (Tresus nuttallii), but we also pulled up at least twenty of these red rockets.

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.


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