Sunday, June 28, 2009

all washed up, reproductively

From maritima

While walking to our field site at Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol, RI on Friday, we found this jelly-like egg mass washed up in the high intertidal. I don't know if it is indeed an egg mass or what type of organism it belongs to. The photos capture it fairly well - it was nearly two feet in diameter, and made of many translucent, nodular strings. Anyone have any ideas?
From maritima

1 comment:

  1. URI scientist, Brad Seibel, let me know that these do indeed look like squid eggs of the common squid on this coast, Doryteuthis pealei (formerly a Loligo sp.).