Any ideas what this might be? http://www.ostsee-zeitung.de/Vorpommern/Ruegen/Mysterioeses-Objekt-am-Strand-von-Kap-Arkona
The article is in German. Google Translate below:
*On the beach of Cape Arkona a mysterious object was found. Police, Environmental Agency, navigators and industry experts tried to fathom its origins.
Was the lump dumped by a ship? Did an action artist transport him to the Baltic Sea shore? Or did he possibly fall from the entrance flap a UFO flying over the island of Rügen down to earth? The lump discovered on the block beach in front of Fernlüttkevitz on Cape Arkona gives rise to many puzzles.
The object with a diameter of more than one meter was found by Wiebke Dresel from Putbus on a beach walk. She contacted the Water Police and the Nature Conservation Union and hoped for answers. However, the Sassnitz officials can not give them today. “We are completely over-questioned,” says the head of the water police in the port city, Alexander Diekmann. "We have never had such a thing. I talked to older colleagues who have been with us for a long time. But even that is something that has not been accommodated. The thing was really very mysterious. "The State Office for Agriculture and Environment (Stalu) had been informed as well as the office North Rügen.
Three question marks
There, of course, interested in the Fund, his took on, however, for the sake of completeness, the Environmental Office of the district Vorpommern-Rügen. “Of course, we first wanted to find out what it was all about,” describes soil conservation officer Andreas Gräulich the beginning of research. "We interviewed old sailors, talked to colleagues from other parts of the Baltic Sea, called an engineering office, identified a manufacturer of such brown bullets, and consulted the environmental group of the Altenkirchen school. Nobody had a suitable answer. There remain three big question marks. "But the white mass in which the bullets were could not be clearly assigned. “Somehow styrofoam or polystyrene,” says Gräulich. “A kind of glue mixture that was pretty light”,
The employees of the circular environmental office, however, had an elementary question to clarify despite all their desire to search for clues: is there a danger of the chunk? “We finally came to the conclusion that this is not the case,” says Andreas Gräulich. “We estimated that it was normal waste that did not contain any toxins.” Also, the contents of the bullets, which released something like a styrofoam after breaking two plastic jackets, had been harmless. “So we arranged for the removal of the object at the end of last week.”
The Brocken from Cape Arkona remains a mystery even after its disposal. Neither the white mass nor the brown spheres could really be explained.
That turned out to be more difficult than initially thought. Although the white mass itself was light and buoyant, the object had a rather high total weight, mainly because of the brown bullets. In laborious detail work, the chunk was crumbled and transported in buckets on a disposal vehicle. Already the students of the Altenkirchener environmental project had undertaken the first eviction attempts, which run regularly the beaches, in order to eliminate driven garbage. They had not come very far because of the heavy weight of the object. Luckily, as Ute Fährmann finds. “You meant it well,” she says. "However, they should have informed us in this case first. As it turned out, we were dealing with a really mysterious find here. "
However, the foundling was not disposed of. “We have some leftovers left,” says Andreas Gräulich. Also, because one hopes for a similar kind of find in the future then still answers. And what about greetings from space? “We had already made jokes about the brown bullets,” says Gräulich. “What would have happened if we had come to our office the next morning, and little aliens had been sitting around there?”*
As far as I can tell, the white stuff is some sort of styrofoam type of material, and the brown spheres are heavier, maybe plastic, but also filled with foam.