While most people think algae isn't cool, seeing so much of it during our visit to Hatcher Gardens was cool to me. In person, it looked almost like part of a golf course. Knowing better, it was obvious that it was a pond full of algae.
We spotted a turtle on a log while we were there. He was just chilling there, enjoying the sun I suppose. I couldn't figure out to feel bad for him or not. While algae is not something we want in our ponds/pools, I don't know if turtles like it (or need it) or not.