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Photo take at -35 ft on a coral reef, this pearl algae is floating on the drift alone is a common site in the Caribbean waters.when i was a kid my dad use to tell me that this are unicorns poop balls, use to fine them on the beach. This alga forms large, thin-walled, round or elliptical sacs. The sacs are single cells, among the largest known and may nearly be 5 cm long. Dark green in color with a bright reflective sheen, often covered with thin, silvery to light lavender alga.
Attached to hard objects by fine, hair-like runners, in shallow water and in turtle grass beds. Tend to be solitary, but occasionally in small groups. Found from Florida all the Caribbean sea , Central America to Brazil.
Thanks Wilson :)
Beautiful golden ball ! $_$
I like it...sounds like something my dad woud say :-)
Thanks Debbie, it was his way of explain things when i was a kidd :)
Love the information Gerardo, Your Dad had a good imagination haha ;-)
Thanks Injica and Jennifer :)
Beautiful picture :)
That is really cool!!
Thanks Licasm, Chief, Seema, AliHp, Mac and Hemma :)
great spotting...looks like a pearl indeed
Nice one Gerardo
great stuff as usual!
Thanks Karen and Cindy :)
Thanks Birdlady :)
Really cool Gerardo! I see there are only 3 other Sea Pearl Alga spottings on Noah. Very unique.
LOL what a funny story! Beautiful spotting. Of course, unicorn poop would have to be beautiful! :)
Fantastic spot Gerardo!
Thanks Reza :)
Wonderful spotting and story !
Thanks matimar !
Thanks Sachindra :)
Thanks Sumukha :)
Thanks Bernadette , Leuba, and Leanne :):)
Very possible some algae´s are worldwide, in the sun light they are shine like a pearl that is where the name come from Jordan.
Spotted on Jun 29, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012
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