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I know this guy is dead, but I'm very curious to find out what it was so I can check out some info on them and see some images of them alive. Any one have any info on this guy?


Nags Head beach, in the sand.

1 Species ID Suggestions

TroyBrown 5 years ago
Shark egg sack
I am not sure of the scientific name

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Mary Alliston Butt
Mary Alliston Butt 5 years ago

Could also be the mermaid's purse of a skate.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Here's the Mermaid's Purse link that has been recommended. So interesting. Perhaps you can identify from the photos. A wonderful spotting.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Moved to the category, Fish. :-)

Grace M.
Grace M. 5 years ago

Definitely some sort of egg pouch.

BlakeBreehl 5 years ago

I canted completely tell by the photo, but it appears to be a dogfish egg. Search up mermaid's purse

TroyBrown 5 years ago

I think its a shark egg sack search it up.

doreen.chambers.14 5 years ago

Shark eggs look like this too right?

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago
I agree with Heather Reddig.

Heather R
Heather R 5 years ago

Its the egg casing of a manta ray or dogfish. Look up "mermaid's purse"

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2016
Submitted on May 21, 2016

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