Found two colonies in shallow water. Roughly apricot-sized. The colonies are cylindrical but almost look like plicate, or built from sausage-shaped elements around a superior dimple. Also, it looks like the tentacles are in a veil, like the Ctenophoran order Lobata.
This is the first time I see this genus, and my ID may be wrong.
This is also posted on jellywatch.org, at: http://jellywatch.org/node/6278
Lots in the surf on this day, mostly broken up into individuals but here is a string of them near a jellyfish.
Found on beach in Morro Bay, CA. Tube like, hollow, semi-soft surface, knobby, 3" to 6" long, 3/4" diameter, pink tint, translucent. Don't know if it is animal or plant.
Thousands of transparent jelly like, elliptical shape organisms (2-3cm long) (containing an egg?) - please refer to photo attached
The Thaliacea comprise a class of marine animals within the subphylum Tunicata. Unlike their benthic relatives the ascidians, thaliaceans are free-floating (pelagic) for their entire lifespan. The group includes species with complex life cycles with both solitary and colonial forms.