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Netted Dog Whelk egg cases

Observed: 23rd May 2013 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Netted Dog Whelk (Nassarius reticulates) egg cases
Description:

Neat little flatted flask shaped egg cases c. 5mm across of Netted Dog Whelk attached to a rockpool boulder in Dorset with orange eggs visible inside. See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/112877

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dejayM's picture

Lovely

A rare thing to encounter and a VERY good photo.
Goodness Nick it's also good to have some notes too!
Lovely.

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Eggs

Many thanks... I took some underwater too, but this was clearer. I've been looking out for these since I saw the post I linked to as I thought they were very photogenic / intriguing objects.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

dejayM's picture

cracking

The whole of Marine biology is "very photogenic / intriguing" get cracking!
But you won't get as much attention as you deserve.
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/325925
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/333468
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/331329
I only visit rock pools for mine but that's more than enough.
Good luck then Nick

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Photogenic..

You don't need to convince me! I did a lot of intertidal inverts research way back and do a lot of seashore photography these days. Risky for my equipment, but very rewarding in many ways Check www.naturepl.com and type upton coast uk to see many of my shots. Around 20 of them were recently published in the RSPB Handbook of the Seashore.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

dejayM's picture

lumix

Yes, I'd picked up all of that after my last comment. And read your interchange with ChrisMcA. Sorry to be so boring then.
I noticed you've been to some of my posts, All taken with a mini LUMIX (and a towel!)
Good wishes then.
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