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It looks like a grape #271448
03/11/08 03:07 PM
03/11/08 03:07 PM
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chunkyruth Offline OP
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It looks like a grape

But is it??? This was bouncing around the seafloor out by the reef this morning. Anyone know what it is?
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Re: It looks like a grape [Re: chunkyruth] #271451
03/11/08 03:52 PM
03/11/08 03:52 PM
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San Pedro Belize
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A Grape! ....no its a type of Algae called 'Lavender Crust'
Rhodophyta , which just means its a red algae.
really cool
Blue green algae on ambergris just recently caught my attention . I really wasn't giving it much thought when evolutionists said we sprang from Blue Green Algae but Its skeletal remains wash up after a storm and are calcium. Never thought of a plant having a skeleton.

Re: It looks like a grape [Re: elbert] #271468
03/11/08 05:38 PM
03/11/08 05:38 PM
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San Pedro/Maplewood, mn, usa
chunkyruth Offline OP
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Thanks Elbert...your wealth of knowledge never ceases to amaze me. What a great resource you are...I really appreciate it.

Re: It looks like a grape [Re: chunkyruth] #271472
03/11/08 06:02 PM
03/11/08 06:02 PM
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I've been told I'm so full of information my eyes are brown. I think thats what they said.. smile

Re: It looks like a grape [Re: elbert] #271495
03/11/08 08:44 PM
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elbert, I think your lense has developed a cataract! ;)or someone has been golfing with glass balls! whistle


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Re: It looks like a grape [Re: Rykat] #271550
03/12/08 09:06 AM
03/12/08 09:06 AM
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Rykat no i see these a lot in the sea grass beds, honest no spoof.
http://www.ocdiving.com/index.php?o...2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=18928
It grows and produces a gas that will let it travel after a while like a hot air balloon.

Re: It looks like a grape [Re: elbert] #271980
03/12/08 10:14 PM
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Elbert
I always heard these referred to as single cell algae. Have I again been mislead? I just love the opalescent ones - they do make lovely photographs.


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: It looks like a grape [Re: elbert] #272049
03/13/08 10:44 AM
03/13/08 10:44 AM
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sure its not one of these, elbert
http://www.whiteelks.com/wbornintropage.htm

would I question YOUR diving discovery? By the way do you use a tank when diving around the sea grass beds?
(jeeze just kidding)
laugh smirk wink


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Re: It looks like a grape [Re: Rykat] #272053
03/13/08 11:00 AM
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Didn't know witches had balls...

Re: It looks like a grape [Re: Rykat] #272057
03/13/08 11:07 AM
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Nope, its real, I see them often and If you come I promise to take you out and show you.

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