DOZENS of curious sea creatures have washed up Appley Beach.

Natalie Kelly came across 40 of the strange beings on Wednesday, while walking her dog, and after looking online, she suspects they might be sea hares. 

She said: "Having had a look on the internet, it seems like they are a type of sea slug, however I can't seem to find anything exactly like what I have found and would really like them identified to find out if they are poisonous to dogs."