Hello, I am new here, and a total novice in identifying sea creatures. I live on South Puget Sound, along Pickering Passage. This picture was taken this morning at low tide. This cluster of translucent white "blobs" was floating near the tide line. I have an ID sheet for the area, but nothing like this was shown on it. My friend who lives here said she had seen a small cluster once, but nothing this big. It measured about 2 feet across, and each segment was about 2 inches long. It had the feeling of sausage casings. I am hoping someone here can tell me what it is and whether is is an invasive species or native.
Thanks in advance. I am happy to have found this site!