Often on “Oregon Field Guide” the people featured in a story turn to the camera and say, “Wanna see something cool?” Such was the case in mid-July when Alex Gonyaw, a fish biologist for the Klamath Tribes, and technician Jimmy Jackson finished up their day’s work and decided to go looking for Mare’s Eggs in Upper Klamath Lake.

A Mare’s Egg — or nostoc pruniforme, if you like your Latin — is a type of blue-green algae that grows around the freshwater springs that well up near Rocky Point. And they only grow during a short window in the summer.

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Gonyaw and Jackson find and examine one for themselves in this “Oregon Field Guide” video.

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