|The marimo-forming green algae species Aegagropila linnaei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Student caught importing illegal algae
A science student in New Zealand has been sentenced for illegally importing and selling algae into the country. Jasmine Maxwell, 20, was caught selling marimo moth balls, a type of fish tank algae, online for $16 each. The algae banned in New Zealand because it is harmful to the country's native marine species. Read more...