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Strange green spheres wash up in Sydney


Posted on Monday, 22 September, 2014 | Comment icon 28 comments

What are the mysterious green spheres ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA-3.0 Wiki
Beachgoers in Australia have been puzzling over the appearance of peculiar green ball-like objects.
A beach in northern Sydney has become an unexpected visitor attraction thanks to hundreds of strange green spheres that have mysteriously washed up along the shoreline.

"I didn't want to touch one because you never know what can sting you on the beach, but I did poke it with my toes and it's squishy, like a sponge," said beach patrol member RaeMaree Hutton.

"They look like alien eggs or something."
Some beachgoers suggested that the objects had been growing and becoming more numerous.

"About three days ago, there were a few egg-shaped balls but then today, they were much bigger and everywhere on the beach," said local resident Jenny Zhang.

There has been much debate among experts with regard to what the objects actually are with the consensus at the moment being that they could be balled up clusters of seaweed or algae.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (28)


Tags: Sydney, Australia


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #19 Posted by back to earth on 23 September, 2014, 2:41
Ha! I just wrote in another thread about meteors - dont touch it, burn your finger then put you finger in your mouth to cool it!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Aardvark-DK on 23 September, 2014, 11:05
Mystery ? Then I have mystery in my aquariums ! Its moss balls, people who breed aquarium shrimps have those in bundles....Case closed !
Comment icon #21 Posted by FLOMBIE on 23 September, 2014, 11:18
Mystery ? Then I have mystery in my aquariums ! Its moss balls, people who breed aquarium shrimps have those in bundles....Case closed ! Probably one of these. Edit: It even talks about this incident in the wiki article
Comment icon #22 Posted by curiouse on 23 September, 2014, 12:00
"Meteor ****" from Creepshow, and said by Mr King himself.
Comment icon #23 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 23 September, 2014, 12:23
Comment icon #24 Posted by Ever Learning on 23 September, 2014, 18:43
i think its a prank with fresh water moss balls, i think they will die soon enough in the salt water.
Comment icon #25 Posted by maximusnow on 24 September, 2014, 14:56
Tribbles!
Comment icon #26 Posted by smg46 on 25 September, 2014, 21:21
we have been invaded.
Comment icon #27 Posted by back to earth on 26 September, 2014, 5:57
i think its a prank with fresh water moss balls, i think they will die soon enough in the salt water. Or maybe there was a glut in the Sydney market and aquarium suppliers had to do an illegal dump to keep prices up. Or maybe it is a slow march towards the land.... you know what happened with the dolphins ...
Comment icon #28 Posted by falteringbird on 17 November, 2014, 4:43
They're just marimo moss balls! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marimo


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