Have you ever visited a favorite shoreline or coast line and there were dead fish everywhere? It totally ruins the experience, doesn't it? Well, that should give you an idea of what it's like to visit a beach full of dead pyrosomes.

Pyrosomes are weird creatures that clump together into tubes. Each tube is multiple animals. They bloom under the right conditions -- usually off the coast of California.

No one is really sure why they're so far north. It's not a normal problem Oregon deals with.

Photo by Hilarie Sorensen/University of Oregon courtesy of NOAA