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Preschoolers: “What do we call this crazy swimming creature?”

My preschool class, 4 & 5 year olds, and I were watching this video about creatures living under the sea in Hawaii. At about 56 seconds, there is a yellow creature floating around and we don’t know what it is.  Can you help us?  Mary

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Who laid this large stinky egg?

large eggThis egg was found in my cousins yard and we have no idea what it is or where it came from. There wasn’t a nest that we could find. This photo is of my cousin’s husband holding it and he’s not a small guy. The egg was a good bit bigger than a softball. We live in Alabama where there are lots of creeks and the Tombigbee River is maybe 8 miles or so from their place.  My cousin’s dog got a hold of the egg and when it did there was yellowish green slime in it.  It stunk very bad so no doubt it was a rotten egg of some sort.  We would really like to know what could have laid such a big egg and so near to their home.  Especially with all of us having small children that run around the property.  Shalisha

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What is the gold sheen on the water?

On some still ponds in an area  which was used for military training during WW2 and then became a clay pigeon shoot, a gold sheen appears during the summer months. It disappears when disturbed only to re-appear if left alone. I have not seen it anywhere else.  It could be that material was buried here at the end of the war which could provide a special environment due to leakage, of, for example, phosphorous, which I know was used to make anti-tank bombs. I suspect a micro organism of some sort but what?

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