STRANGE CREATURES FOUND

posted Oct 7, 2018, 9:48 AM by Joseph Bickard   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 9:50 AM ]

STRANGE CREATURES FOUND

Moss Animals

Who knew there was such a thing as a “Moss Animal” but one was discovered in 
Highland Lake on a dock support in August.  These creatures are freshwater 
Bryozoans.  They look a bit like an alien pod and are so biologically unique that they 
have been difficult to classify.  They are colonial, feed like coral and have been around
 for about 500,000,000 years.  Bryozoans are generally a good sign in water bodies as 
they filter feed on microscopic food such as plankton, algae and bacteria.  Check out 
this blog in Scientific American about this fascinating creature.


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