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Horn Shark egg case

Heterodontus francisci

Description:

I found this horn shark egg case washed up on Capo Beach, Orange County, CA. This is the first one I've ever seen, although I had read about them. Fun to find.

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8 Comments

KarenP
KarenP 9 years ago

Cindy. Thanks for the suggestion.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very interesting spot!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Hi Karen, Ronald and Amissa created an "Eggs of the World" mission and this would be perfect! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8022...
I still hope to see one of these someday :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved to the Fish category.

Ning
Ning 9 years ago

I see. Should be interesting to touch it =] Thanks.

KarenP
KarenP 9 years ago

My guide book states the corkscrew shape helps the egg sacks stay anchored between rocks. Interesting shapes in nature. I was so happy to have this spotting. The egg case was dried out and very brittle and strong.

Ning
Ning 9 years ago

Funny. Why spiral?

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

Shark eggs in general are the weirdest things imaginable. Great find.

KarenP
Spotted by
KarenP

Dana Point, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2011
Submitted on May 2, 2011

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