Photographed off the Western coast of India, Goa, to be precise. Not even sure this is a creature since I've never seen anything like it. It appeared to move by shooting tiny jets of water from its tentacle like thingies. It looks a bit like a jellyfish but without the typical shape expected.

Update: No larger animals around, but there were people fishing. Just off the water's edge. Also, no, I don't actually frequent the place so I can't be sure it's not part of the native fauna. Size: Perhaps two adult hand spans long.

the sea creature

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    Average adult handspan isn't really a good figure - women and mens hand averages differ and there is no real good info for that - so maybe, what 40cm? 50cm? – Aravona Jan 10 '17 at 12:20
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    I think giving adult hand spans are a good figure for estimating size, we all have them, and while they vary a bit, Hands are a recognized unit of measure – James Jenkins Jan 10 '17 at 13:15
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    I am unable to view your picture, but it sounds like a salp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salp. If so, please reply and I'll make it an answer. – cobaltduck Jan 10 '17 at 14:32
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    I dont think its a salp. Going by images on Google they appear to have this translucence that the creature certainly didnt have. This is actually a screenshot from a video: hence the poor quality. Is there any way to upload a video here? – Neodymia Jan 10 '17 at 15:51
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    If someone has time, you can search through species-identification.org. They have a nice list of marine species to go through. – B540Glenn Jan 10 '17 at 16:56

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