Re: NANFA-- Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Mysterious

R. W. Wolff (
Mon, 4 Nov 2002 11:18:15 -0600

I agree with the others, looks like the bryozoans I find commonly at the
marsh after they ?die? out for the winter. Before they turn clear like that,
they get these things that look like yellow and darker to nearly black
grains of sand all over the outside of them. I figured these were the same
as the yellowish "seeds" the local sponges get in the fall. I think they are
call blyostats or something like that and rest over winter to become new
colonies of these animals in the spring. I find it interesting that these
things are wide spread, huge and strange, yet little information is out
there on them. Seems to me like the thing that many local legends could be
built off of. Alien eggs, witches lunch bags, big foots nose nuggets,
biotech spy devises for black helicopters, etc.

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