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Found on a broad sandy beach facing the Southern ocean this very firm, moist, velvety dark green ball was washed up.
I have seen them before but never thought much about them.
A bit larger than a golf ball, very slightly translucent, very dense like it was full of water, tough yet velvety.

Chlorophyta : Bryopsidophyceae : Bryopsidales : Codiaceae
Apparently they can be up to 120mm dia. and are composed of a single cell which can repair itself if damaged.
It appears fluffy underwater.

Date & Time

  2013-03-19 02:36 PM

Location

  -38.415529 , 145.079691 : 1.815 m

Near Point Leo VIC 3916, Australia

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David Francis starred this.

  1. David Francis  What the ...? I'm familiar with the common Codium fragile which does look like a sea-weed, but this is a new one to me!

    Reply • 29 May

  2. David Francis  Codium pomoides added

    Reply • 29 May

  3. David Francis  Probably looks more green colour when fresh/submerged.

    Reply • 29 May

    • Mark Ridgway  Yes it actually looked a little greener than this. My cam at the time hated greens.

      Reply • 29 May




NS Observation No. 5B0C02E3ED2A89FA060055C2
Created 2018-05-28 11:33 PM (5 months ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-29 08:37 PM (5 months ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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