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Slime near a pond

Observed: 9th March 2009 By: EyeWash
Slime near a pond
Description:

This is one of several deposits found on short grassland around a large pond.
The pond is clear, fed by a spring and water draining from surrounding fields and contains fish, frogs and the usual pond life. Geese are regular visitors, as are ducks but I have seen nothing that gives a clue as to what is leaving these deposits. They look like a sort of clear/white frog sporn but don't seem to change their character. They last for a week or so and then just vanish - maybe eaten by predators of some sort. This picture was taken in 2009 and the same deposits ocurred in 2010.
Can somebody identify what they are please?

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Martin Harvey's picture

slime mysteries

For more on frog spawn and other possible causes see:
http://ispot.org.uk/node/101544

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Entomologist and biological recorder