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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.
Spotted on Jun 29, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012
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