Thousands of green “alien eggs” washed ashore an Australia beach last weekend in what some scientists are calling an “unusual phenomenon.”
"It's quite an unusual phenomenon, it's only been seen a handful of times around the world,” Professor Poore told Australia’s 7News.
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The green, egg-shaped objects swarmed Sydney’s North Shore, greeting beach-goers after suddenly appearing overnight.
“About three days ago, there were a few egg-shaped balls but then today, they were much bigger and everywhere on the beach,” Jenny Zhang told The Manly Daily.
Photos of the strange “alien” objects quickly made their way onto social media.
“It was a windy day with a very high tide. I picked one up and squeezed it and it was so squishy - but I wasn't sure if it was alive and was worried I might hurt anything inside!” Scarlett de Villiers told the Mail Online. “It struck me how perfectly shaped they all were and how green and alive they looked.”
However, while the objects might have perplexed most beach-goers, Poore offered a scientific explanation for the phenomenon.
"They're actually a really unusual growth form of seaweed, because seaweeds mostly grow on the rocks but occasionally they get knocked off and rolled around in the ocean forming these beautiful little balls,” she told 7News.
(H/T: Mail Online)