Aug. 3, 2011-- locals discover an orange colored substance washed ashore in Kivalina, Alaska, a village on the states northwest coast about 625 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
Aug. 5, 2011 -- In this photo, Emmanuel Hignutt with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation health lab shows samples of orange goo in Anchorage, Alaska.
Aug. 5, 2011 -- Samples of the substance were collected last week and were determined to be some kind of microscopic eggs
Aug. 6, 2011 -- This photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a magnified close up of a sample of orange gunk tested by NOAA scientists in Juneau, Alaska.
Kivalina is a remote village in the Northwest Arctic Borough of Alaska with a population of 374.
Government scientists have concluded that the mystery goo is some kind of crustacean eggs or embryos but have yet to determine whether or not the substance is toxic.