By Sam Baker For Mailonline
Published: 10:25 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 10:25 BST, 8 September 2020
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 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 - 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 -