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'Dragon Booger' Emerges From Lost Lagoon

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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 12:26 PM
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'Dragon Booger' Emerges From Lost Lagoon




Pectinatella magnifica, a water-dwelling blob, has long confounded scientists trying simply to categorize them. The brown-green snotty lumps are called bryozoans, and sometimes "moss animals," "dragon boogers," and "ectoprocta," which means, "anus outside," reports Popular Science. The blobs, which are actually whole colonies of tiny organisms, look most like polyps or coral, but they're probably more closely related to mollusks. And now, they've been unearthed in a biofiltration pond near Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon in Vancouver, reports the Vancouver Courier.

I'd love to find one. Creepy cool.


The discovery is notable because bryozoan clumps have typically been found only east of the Mississippi. Scientists are currently debating whether they are invasive and whether a warming climate is helping them spread, reports National Geographic. They filter nutrients from algae, so there's a chance they harmfully alter freshwater ecology—and they can clog pipes. On the flip side, their presence suggests good water quality, reports Gizmodo.

Maybe it's just no one ever noticed them before?

peace
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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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Uh , oh. Horror movies start out with someone handling something or poking it with a stick . Good things never come from this...



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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Heard about this, it's local in Vancouvers Stanley Park..creepy.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

The video says the thing is... ALIVE!

Ewww.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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Good thing I bought my nuclear gas mask respirator today. Just looking at that, it looks like it smells. Watch some dingbat, try and eat it and claim its an aphrodisiac. Than it will be worth millions.
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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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At first I thought it was a breadfruit or something, geez thats gross



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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You lost me at anus on the outside and polyp.




posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: silo13

I'll you 5 bucks if you lick it!!



** Walks away to wash hands after giving this a S+F **



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: silo13

Looks like rotting Jack Fruit to me.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Well its the size of a small jackfruit, but closer in texture to its smaller cousin breadfruit.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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I see that they are trying to connect the story with global warming.
Not surprised at that.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: silo13

I just wonder what in the heck you were searching for on the interwebz when you found that!!!!




posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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First thing I thought of was the movie Slither...

*shudders* there is one area for me to avoid in the future, yuck.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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I just get the feeling it's a very, very, very bad idea to keep one of those in your house at night ... People will start disappearing and then reappearing...



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:41 AM
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a reply to: silo13

In billion years those have evolved into walking thinking flashing blobs, and they wonder where they came from



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: deckdel
a reply to: silo13

In billion years those have evolved into walking thinking flashing blobs, and they wonder where they came from


I thought you said flashing boobs, lol. Had to do a double take.

I wonder how long those things live, now that you brought it up.

peace



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