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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 7 years ago

Cindy. Thanks for the suggestion.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Very interesting spot!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 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 7 years ago

Moved to the Fish category.

Ning
Ning 8 years ago

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

KarenP
KarenP 8 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 8 years ago

Funny. Why spiral?

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

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

KarenP
Spotted by
KarenP

Dana Point, California, USA

Lat: 33.46, Long: -117.67

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

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