Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mystery Balls

Always wanted to know what this is?

Well here's the answer: Bubble Algae (or Valonia). They are also more commonly referred to as Sailor's Eye Balls or Sea Pearls.

Bubble Algae grows on the reef and eventually detaches and floats in the water column or up to the surface. It is thought that the spores for this algae are inside the little liquid filled ball.

So there you have it!

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