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Skate Egg Case

Chondrichthyes

Description:

An egg case or egg capsule, colloquially known as a mermaid's purse or devil's purse, is a casing that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharks, skates, and chimaeras. They are made of collagen protein strands. — Wikipedia

Notes:

Because they are lightweight, they are commonly washed up by the sea, often found at the strandline, the farthest point of the high tide. The egg cases that wash up on beaches are usually empty, the young fish having already hatched out. Furthermore, egg cases are often found in commercial fishing gears like nets and pots, and on the sea floor during surveys using an ROV. — Wikipedia

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BonnieLewis
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BonnieLewis

Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2017
Submitted on Mar 30, 2017

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