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Moss balls are better known as Marimo (毬藻) which is Japanese for seaweed ball. In contrary of it's common given name it's not made of moss. It's made of a type of green algae (Clorophyta) which is native to most lakes around the northern hemisphere.
The Marimo is a rare grow form of this algae type. The balls are only found in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, Estonia and Australia. New spots are still till this day being discovered.
Sadly because they are so visually pleasing, their numbers have been going down over the years. This is why since 1920 countries started to give it a protective status.
Don't be worried our Marimo's are completely legal. They are handmade from flat pieces of the same kind of Algae.