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Jelly Algae

Found this weird algae in a shallow well oxygenated pond. At first glance I thought it was frogspawn covered in algae but its not.
I've squashed a few pieces - in a scientific way you understand ! -and its deep green all the way through solid jelly and varies from spheres to blob shapes.
Theres no core or centre to the balls and no texture other than a firm jelly.

Never seen it before any ideas ??

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