[Japan, Taiwan] Rare ball-shaped “marimo” freshwater algae are on display here, the first time such specimens from Japan have been Continue reading Rare ‘marimo’ algae shown outside Japan for the 1st time
[USA] Though the official first day of spring may be a mere six days away in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a snow day for much of the Continue reading Marimo moss balls: What are these adorable plant pets?
[Japan, Taiwan] Japan’s rare ball-shaped “marimo” freshwater algae, a designated special natural monument, will be shown overseas for Continue reading Japan to show prized ‘marimo’ algae overseas for the 1st time
[Japan] Think of Japanese gardens and candyfloss clouds of cherry blossom, canopies of bronze-leaved maples and arched red lacquer Continue reading Japan’s fantastic emerald green algae
[Japan] A devastating typhoon that pounded Japan’s northernmost main island this summer is being credited with saving a rare type Continue reading Strong typhoon a lifesaver for treasured algae in Hokkaido lake
[Global] The strange “lake balls” of Iceland are now disappearing fast. The green and perfectly round plants, called lake balls, is a form Continue reading One of Earth’s most unusual plants is disappearing fast, here’s why
[Japan] The Marimo Matsuri festival started out as an effort to conserve the endangered marimo algae of Lake Akan. Marimo algae grow in fresh water and gather in large numbers to form green fuzzy balls. Continue reading Festival / Learn about marimo algae and Ainu traditions in Hokkaido
Consider marimo the moss in your underwater terrarium. Or the floating plant in your aquarium.
Though called moss balls, they are actually algae. And while that sounds like the slime on a rock or aquarium, these balls actually make good houseplants because they don’t require much maintenance. Continue reading Marimo moss balls: Great balls of algae for your underwater terrarium or aquarium
These fuzzy balls have been creating headlines by washing up on Australian beaches. But they’re not aliens, they’re seaweed – and that’s way cooler.
UFOs on the beach? Alien eggs washed up on the sand? Sydney beachgoers Continue reading These fuzzy algal balls are way cooler than aliens
Visitors from outer space or a natural phenomena? Surfers and early morning walkers were stunned to find thousands of ‘alien eggs’ on a Sydney beach this weekend. Continue reading Where did the green ‘alien eggs’ come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (unidentified floating objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach