A beachgoer in the Hawaiian town of Kailua was baffled when a breathtakingly-bizarre sea creature washed ashore.

The remarkable animal was later identified by a local biologist to be an  argonaut, which is a type of octopus that lives in the open ocean.

Also called a 'paper nautilus,' the unique creature is rarely seen by  swimmers and seems to avoid venturing too close to the shore, making  this particular appearance on Lanikai Beach rather noteworthy.

Find out what became of the argonaut and see more of the amazing creature at the Coast to Coast AM website.