Is it an animal or an alien?

Sometimes, nature throws up something that’s weirder than you can possibly imagine.

Take a look at these pictures – do you know what they are?

What is this mystery animal? Drawing by Rick Webber, Curator of Invertebrates © Rick Webber

What is this mystery animal? Drawing by Rick Webber, Curator of Invertebrates © Rick Webber

What is this mystery animal? Drawing by Rick Webber, Curator of Invertebrates © Rick Webber

What is this mystery animal? Drawing by Rick Webber, Curator of Invertebrates © Rick Webber

Clue: They’re both young versions of the same animal.

Any ideas? Our Curator of Invertebrates, Rick Webber, will reveal all during Science Live: Coastal Creatures on Wednesday.

Watch Science Live: Coastal Creatures on YouTube

Is there a coastal creature you’d like our scientists to talk about? Do you have a crazy crustacean question? Or a love for the littoral?

Tell our scientists which coastal creatures you’d like to know more about, and ask your questions:

Get your questions in quick to make sure yours get answered during the show!

We’ll be blogging in the run up to the live stream, so stay tuned for more Science Live blogs. You can also follow the action on Facebook and Twitter.

Science Live: Coastal creatures takes place on 11 Dec, 1.30pm. Buckets and spades at the ready!

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