A Sea Mystery and Technology

Wandering along the low tide beach today on Indian Island, friends and I stumbled upon masses of bizarre eggs none of us had ever seen before. As our group sought clues, one friend brought out his iPhone and searched "mollusks," "eggs," and "Pacific Northwest." Up popped a photo of our mysterious eggs, laid by the Barnacle Eating Nudibranch. Looking under water, we suddenly started to spot splotchy oblong brown seaslugs along the rocky shore, hundreds of Barnacle Eating Nudibranchs with cute little antennae-like horns called rhinophores they use for smelling! On a Puget Sound beach in winter... another wonder from technology.


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    Katy (Monday, 21 January 2013 17:40)

    Fascinating, Wendy. Wish I'd been there to see it with you. Happy winter hunting.