Are these eggs from real aliens? Or is it simply another weird natural phenomena?
At least scientists cannot tell yet where did these unidentified green alien balls on Sydney beach come from?
Something unexpected and almost unreal washed up on a Sydney’s Dee Why Beach. It’s so weird that beachgoers describe them as ‘alien airballs’. Although looking like objects coming directly from another planet, these round balls are suspected to be a rare type of living algae. Scientists believe they were brought ahsore by warmer weather and rough conditions.
But why are these algae forming balls?
The balls are thought to be an extremely rare species of filamentous green algae. The living organisms are known in Japan as ‘Marumo’ and Cladophora ball or Lake ball in English, and are sometimes found in freshwater lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. ‘Aegagropilious’ describes the habit of free living algae (algae not attached to rocks) forming into balls.
Floating algae balls are thought to be brought ashore by warmer weather and the rough wave conditions. It’s unknown why the algae forms into balls. Scientists think it’s a defense mechanism against hungry fish. Others suggest that this form may help them roll back into the water and avoid drying out when they wash ashore.
In any cases, I would really imagine real alien eggs looking like these mysterious algae balls! And you?