Came across this Sharks Egg (Mermaids purse - Dog Fish Egg)amongst kelp that had been beached in a storm whilst doing a clean up on a local beach on the shores of Belfast loch
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The Shark Trust have a very useful key for the ID of egg cases at http://www.eggcase.org/view_folder.asp?folderid=6251&level2id=6237&rooti... that another iSpotter put me on to.
So it would seem that if it were larger than 6cm it would be that of a nursehound and if were smaller it would be dogfish.
Interesting website. On closer measurement the egg is 55mm long so I reckon it is safe to assume it is a dogfish.
I should try and get out in the water with my snorkeling gear and see what life is out there amongst the Kelp
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