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#1 FrançoisD

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 12:47 PM

Who can help telling me what is this. Picture was taken in Bonaire a week ago.

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#2 FrançoisD

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 01:04 PM

here is the picture..... maybe!!!!

#3 quantim0

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 01:36 PM

it looks like a type of bubble algae, usually Valonia sp.

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 04:15 PM

yep
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Posted 28 June 2004 - 07:31 AM

Sounds about right - got some lovely pics of these at night - they look really cool if you can get the reflections off the surface right.

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 05:24 PM

Thanks tp all of you. Would really to see your pic.
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 03:46 PM

Actually... common name Sea Pearl "Ventricaria Ventricosa" is a common type of green algae. Very common here in the USVI.

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 02:41 PM

Yeah we call them Sea Perls here in the Cayman Islands too.
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:27 AM

Hi, great shot. These are commonly referred to as a "Sailor's Eyeball"....I didn't know however what it actually was...plant or animal... :D