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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Scientists have identified an orange-colored gunk that appeared along the shore of a remote Alaska village as millions of microscopic eggs. But the mystery is not quite solved. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday they don't know what species the eggs are or if they are toxic.
The next day it rained, and residents found the orange matter floating on top of the rain buckets they use to collect drinking water. It was also found on one roof, leading them to believe whatever it was, it was airborne, too.
Originally posted by Darkblade71
reply to post by kdog1982
I was thinking herring roe possibly picked up and tossed around, same color...and eggs....but....these are microscopic eggs? am I understanding that? Or misunderstanding it?
If that's the case it is not herring roe...
We now think these are some sort of small crustacean egg or embryo, with a lipid oil droplet in the middle causing the orange color,” said the lab’s lead scientist Jeep Rice to the LA Times. “So this is natural. It is not chemical pollution; it is not a man-made substance.” Scientists were quickly able to identify a cell structure once they put the goo underneath a microscope. Additional testing will be required to determine which animal the roe belongs to and if it is, in any way, toxic. Because the substance was first spotted after rainfall and on a roof, residents suspected the orange goo was an airborne toxic event.
Originally posted by kdog1982
Originally posted by VenomVile.6
Lobster eggs, check out this link. About twards the bottom of the page. Theyare small and bright orange.
Ive seen sand crabs eggs and they are bright orange, too!
Could very well be lobster eggs.