I get a bunch of loopy things on my 2nd row as well. I couldn't figure it out at first but it turns out it was the stitches, but they were just poking out a bit.
If you keep knitting what happens? I suspect that's what is happening with you as well. To find out, tug on the cast-on edge (the end of the work) gently and the loops will dissolve into the work and become stitches that are normal looking.