Photo: Technically speaking, these tubular ocean dwellers, known to wildlife researchers as pyrosomes, aren’t exactly sea monsters. They’re not even just one creature. Instead, they are colonies of teeny tiny organisms dubbed zooids.
In a young boy named Conrad Reed found a “rock” while playing at a creek on his family farm in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He and his family kept it as a doorstop for three years. His father, John Reed, impressed [.