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Big Skate Egg Case

Raja binoculata


Instead of giving birth to live young, skates lay a tough egg case containing one to seven skate embryos. The egg case, called a "mermaid's purse," has hooked corners that may help it catch in seaweed on the sand. The young skates grow and develop for many months, each nourished by a yolk.

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1 Comment

oxyjack 9 years ago

Nice sea pens in the background!

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Monterey, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2012
Submitted on Mar 27, 2012


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