Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hairy Balls on the Beach

I don't remember exactly how the topic came up between us, but last night Cute Hubby asked me if I'd ever seen hairy balls at the beach, stop laughing and pay attention. This immediately put the image in my head of some awful old dude on the nude beach, but I said no. I swear to g*d I have no idea what he's talking about. He says that they're like hairy sponges and that he used to throw them around the beach in France. They're composed out of some kind of seaweed or something like that. How about you guys? Ever seen hairy balls at the beach? Cute Hubby is banking on some of my European followers knowing. How about it?

9 comments:

SkylersDad said...

never heard of them.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That picture is in fact NOT what comes to mind when I think of hairy balls on a beach.

Dr Zibbs said...

That title grosses me out.

The Red Umbrella said...

Nope, but seeing is believing

cocoatree said...

I actually have seen hairy balls on the beach... and they're definitely NOT the ones you're referencing. Remember that time in France when we visited the nude beach. Yea... it's engraved in my head forever.

Dominica said...

I've seen seastars, dried pieces of decomposed crabs, jelly-fish and shelves but hairy balls ? Uh uh, can't recall those !
Maybe those were the christmas ornaments of a tree that has sunken down with it's steamer and over the years, they got covered in greasy layer of seaweed and stuff and then decided to come ashore during high-tide ?
...
nah !

texlahoma said...

I think Sponge Bob Square Pants is missing a couple of those.

Carol van der Schaar said...

Poseidonia oceanica. It comes from a plant in the sea like but not sea grass called Poseidonia oceanica. . Important plant as good breeding ground for sea creatures like sea horses. We get them a lot on our beach here in the south west of Western Australia

diane said...

Thank you Carol, I appreciate your comment. It's always good to learn something new.