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Tiny sea slug? or eggs?

Observed: 30th March 2013 By: Mark David Barber
Amphibian and Reptile ConservationAmphibian and Reptile Groups of the UKSouth & West Wales Amphibian & Reptile Group
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Tiny sea slug? or eggs?1
Tiny sea slug? or eggs?2
Description:

Found under rocks on low tide. Each 'blob' was approx 0.5 cm wide

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

gramandy's picture

eggs..

...definitely, not sure which mollusc though.

Mark David Barber's picture

Thanks

... interesting!

dejayM's picture

Closer

I think Robert's ID is close to the mark, Mark. And there are probably two.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=W13350
I have found that such pictures out of water almost never lead to a successful ID. But Nudibrancs tend to expand into life in only a little water, say with a small piece of weed - then, they are even more difficult to photograph!
Note that Andy here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/393749 had the same problem.
Take a look at mine (which may ineed be the same species) but the details are seen.
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/370097 picture are taken in very shallow water.
Next time then.
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