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Egg case found in the surf. Probably from a skate.
Very nice spotting Amy, could I ask for a favor, would you be so kind as to add the wiki reference or any other quality reference to this page, it would help those of us who wish to learn more about it. The link is as follows and can be added by editing and pasting this link to your spotting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_case_%2... Thanks in advance. Keep keeping on with your spottings
Nice spotting! Could you please add the scientific name Chondrichthyes, too? You could also add this to the Animals of North Carolina mission.
Thanks for all the help guys!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_case_(C...)There is quite a bit of good information in the wiki page. ;-)
The egg case is often referred to as a "Mermaid's Purse"
They are egg cases for a juvenile skate. The skate is related to sharks and rays
Moved to Fish :-)
Indeed Amy this is a egg case most be from a shark or stingray is hard to tell which species belongs to.
Lat: 36.08, Long: -75.70
Spotted on May 21, 2012 Submitted on May 21, 2012