Has anybody ever heard of Mare’s Eggs?

According to James, they’re a type of weird rare algae that grows in three spots in Oregon where the water never changes temperature more than three degrees and forms large balls that are called, poetically if inaccurately, “mare’s eggs.”

We can find no photos and very limited on-line resources–enough to show that he’s evidentally not hallucinating, but not enough to show me what one looks like.

Given the way my LJ seems to work, however, I would be totally unsurprised to find that one of my readers has, in fact, done their doctoral thesis on it, keeps one as a pet, and wants to commission art of the Mare’s Egg Totem, so I figured I’d toss it out there and see if anybody else has heard of ’em.

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