Student sentenced for importing fish tank algae
TVNZ | October 03, 2012
…Jasmine Maxwell, 20, appeared at the Christchurch District Court today for illegally importing marimo moss balls, a type of fish tank algae, last year.
The moss balls are prohibited here as authorities say the algae could wipe out entire species of New Zealand native fish…the Ministry of Primary Industries said because marimo is a green algae, it could interrupt the whole ecological system...more…
Shown above is, Marimokkori, the scumball character based on marimo lake algae balls of Hokkaido Japan.
This little, green, yuru-chara/loose character is well known for his smirk and big bulge as the 3Yen previously reported about in:
• Goodness gracious great green balls of scum! (3Yen / 2005-9-1)
• Buddha’s big bulging balls busted (3Yen / 2009-06-25)
• Captain Hard-on of Hokkaido (3Yen / 2006-03-13)
• Scumball Soda — now without balls! ↓ (3Yen / 2009-07-09)