Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mermaids Purse

This is a Mermaids purse found on one of our local beaches, a Mermaids Purse is normally a empty egg case of a skate, dogfish, sharks, and stingrays. They are usually found washed up on the strand line, which is the furthest point of the highest tide.

If you find a Mermaids Purse and it is still moist and has no hole in it it is most likely still occupied.


Sharon said...

Oh Max,
Thank you for that! I have never heard of a mermaid's purse. I'm going to have to google that.......what an enchanting idea...that phrase just screams poetry. What a great symbol, I can't wait to learn more!

Max Ackerson said...

Some times people might call them devils purses too. I have only found 2 so far.

Shelley said...

Hey Max, we have found a few of these. They are so interesting. The first time we found one, we didn't know what to think. Good advise on if it's moist!