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#11041021 - 08/13/15 10:20 PM What is this?????????
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Registered: 04/25/14
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I was at my local pond for the first time since all the rain because the water level has finally Receded. I found this vegetation and I have no idea what it is anyone know what it is.

If it helps it's about the consistency of jello
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#11041045 - 08/13/15 10:36 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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Look like the baby vampires from the movie Van Helsing! Would not fish there after dark...
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#11041056 - 08/13/15 10:43 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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roflmao
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#11041062 - 08/13/15 10:48 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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#11041066 - 08/13/15 10:52 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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Bryozoans
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#11041473 - 08/14/15 09:13 AM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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I'm thinking it might be some kind of aquatic plant such as a water lily. When the water receded, the leaf could not remain in the water so it is now in the decaying stage.
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#11041519 - 08/14/15 09:31 AM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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pond scum.....

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#11042048 - 08/14/15 02:04 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: J-2]
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Originally Posted By: J-2
Bryozoans


Correct. It's a colony of tiny filter-feeding critters that attach themselves to submerged stuff like stumps, brush, and rocks.

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#11042192 - 08/14/15 03:11 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: J-2]
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Originally Posted By: J-2
Bryozoans
Yep. Plenty of them attached to stick-ups on Fork. I was baffled first time I saw one also,
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#11042226 - 08/14/15 03:25 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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What the heck....
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#11042233 - 08/14/15 03:29 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: 361V]
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Originally Posted By: 361V
Originally Posted By: J-2
Bryozoans
Yep. Plenty of them attached to stick-ups on Fork. I was baffled first time I saw one also,


They are actually a sign of good water quality.
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#11042384 - 08/14/15 04:46 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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#11042455 - 08/14/15 05:25 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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The Bryozoa, also known as Polyzoa, Ectoprocta or commonly as moss animals, are a phylum of aquatic invertebrate animals.
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#11042977 - 08/14/15 10:14 PM Re: What is this????????? [Re: Big bass boy]
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Pretty sure those are the brain eating amoeba. It looks like your found their brain supply.
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