Family discover rare 'alien-like' sea creatures 'worth £50,000' washed up on a ...

Out of this world: Family discover rare 'alien-like' sea creatures 'worth £50,000' washed up on a UK beach Martyn Green, 47, and his family discovered around 2,000 Gooseneck Barnacles At first the family had no idea that their 'alien-like' discovery was so valuable Green estimates there are around 2,000 of the rare barnacles on the drift wood

By Sam Baker For Mailonline

Published: 10:25 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 10:25 BST, 8 September 2020

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This is the moment a family came across thousands of rare and valuable sea creatures washed up on a beach in Wales.

Martyn Green, 47, and his family, from New Brighton, Merseyside, had taken a trip to Caernarfon in North Wales when they made their incredible discovery on Sunday.

Remarkable pictures and videos show a rare sighting of thousands of bizarre and valuable sea creatures washed up on a beach.      

In the footage, the creatures are seen clinging onto what appears to be a piece of driftwood lying on the beach.

Martyn Green, 47, and his family discovered 'alien-like' creatures clinging to what appeared to be a piece of driftwood

The family were holidaying in Caernarfon when they made the discovery

Martyn Green, 47, and his family discovered 'alien-like' creatures clinging to what appeared to be a piece of driftwood while holidaying in Caernarfon, Wales

Thousands of white-shelled barnacles creatures hang off of the wood, using tentacle-like appendages to cling on as the family inspects their find.

Martyn told the Liverpool Echo: 'My wife Gemma, she found it. We were walking on the beach and she called us and said "come back, look at this".

'We went and had a look and it looked like something not of this world.

'It was quite an attraction for the locals.'

After a quick Google search, Martyn's son Daniel found that the creatures were in fact Goosenecked Barnacles.

After a quick Google search by Martyn's son Daniel, the family learned that they had found a massive concentration of Gooseneck Barnacles

The Gooseneck Barnacles, seen in a white shell, are a delicacy in Portugal and Spain

After a quick Google search by Martyn's son Daniel, the family learned that they had found a massive concentration of Gooseneck Barnacles - a delicacy in countries such as Portugal and Spain 

The rare species of barnacle are a delicacy in countries such as Portugal and Spain where they are known as percebes -

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