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Egg strings and coils
updated Oct 08

if you learn only 3 things about them ...
Egg strings contain living eggs or tiny animals. Don't disturb them.
Egg strings are found on stones and among seaweeds. Watch your step.
Please don't bring egg strings home. Thousands of baby animals may die.

Where seen? These noodle-like egg masses are sometimes seen among seagrasses and seaweeds in clumps.

Features: Some may be large, about 0.3cm wide, very long and noodle-like. These may be laid in clumps among seagrasses and seaweeds, on on rocks and hard surfaces.

Among seaweeds.
Pulau Semakau, Sep 05
Others may be very tiny, laid in neat spirals on seagrass blades.

Possible animals responsible for laying these eggs include seahares and snails.

Egg strings on Singapore shores

Photos of Egg strings for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Laid on seagrass.
Cyrene Reef, Jul 08

Among seaweeds.
Kusu Island, Jun 05

Laid on seagrass blade.
Changi, Jun 05

Laid on rock wall.

Changi, Dec 10
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