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Bubble Algae / Sea Pearl

Ventricaria ventricosa

Description:

A transparent orb that has suspended green particles in a clear liquid that has a flexible but tension-ed encasing.

Habitat:

Marine Washed up on the shore Floating in the water current

Notes:

I think it is biologic. I don't think it is a jellyfish more like an egg or a housing for juvenile somethings. Apparently it is an algae! Who knew! Thanks for the I.D. LivanEscudero

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5 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

great spotting !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Another cool find Max.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Max Gallagher
Max Gallagher 5 years ago

LivanEscudero, I think it could well be, there are mangroves in the estuary around the headland. Thanks for you help.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 5 years ago

I believe it is one of the bubble algae that became detached and washed ashore. Like this:
http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-photos/bubble-...

Max Gallagher
Spotted by
Max Gallagher

Yaguajay, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Spotted on Dec 26, 2013
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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