“The common name for them is a moss animal and it is indeed an animal and it lives in a colony,” said Maria Egerton of the Stanley Park Ecology Society.
“They start off as these little tiny embryos and they secrete chitin that forms a soft shell around them and they also secrete a kind of a jelly and that helps them to glom together in colonies so they reproduce asexually and they form these colonies of clones.”
Most commonly found in Mississippi, Egerton said the blobs may have flown in on a bird’s foot.
She said as far as she knows the blobs are harmless.
“They’re really, really cool, very Star Trek-y,” she said.