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Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by nhorsley, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. nhorsley

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    Can anyone identify this Unidentified Floating Object I found in a West Vancouver muncipality pond 10 days ago. I think it's botanical and not animal. Jelly like sac about five or six inches in length. Firm texture with what I can only describe as almost fluorescent green objects looking like empty green grape skins. A friend said frogs spawn but I did not think so. There was another such object, but I could not reach either. I managed to tap one with a twig and the jelly had a surprisingly firm texture. Any information will be gratefully received.
     

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    Gordo Active Member 10 Years

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    Sure looks like frog eggs to me.
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Frog eggs tend to look more like little eyes, from my observations.

    My suspicion is that this is a blue-green algae colony: see [WIKI]cyanobacteria[/WIKI] and read about colony-forming under "Form"
     
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    Gordo, thanks. I think you are right. My pic, I think, then shows the egg mass after the taddies have swum away, hence the green empty sacs. Well done, and thanks.
     

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    COOL! Thanks for the photo.
     
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    That looks like a winner, Daniel - especially since I would expect frogs to hatch much earlier in the year.
     

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