Published On: Sun, Sep 3rd, 2017

Scientists Find Brain-Like Blob In Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon, And It’s Alive

Brain-Like Blob Spotted In Vancouver's Lost Lagoon, And It's Alive

Many have called it a “blob” or a “chunk of goo,” while others have gotten creative with names such as “dragon booger.” But the brain-like “blob” found in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park happened to be alive when it was spotted by a group of amateur nature buffs last month. What is this peculiar creature, and are there others out there?

As related by the Vancouver Courier, the creatures found in the Lost Lagoon are called bryozoans, and the species carries the scientific name Pectinatella magnifica. According to Kathleen Stormont, whose group, the Stanley Park Ecology Society, recorded the bryozoan sighting two weeks ago, their colonies are “kind of like three-day-old Jello,” with a firm but gelatinous texture.

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Scientists Find Brain-Like Blob In Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon, And It’s Alive