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Ula Ch-L on January 21, 2011

Hey Toto. I don't know what it is but it looks like a single egg fish or amphibian but this beautiful light hidden in the center of the sphere, it recalls the miracle of life. Excellent. Like

Warm regards from Poland, Ula

Toto Franchi on January 21, 2011

Hi dear Ula!!! I'm glad for your interest in this oddity of nature!!!

This container so special is made by a marine snail, within it lays its eggs mixed with sea water ... snails create this big egg (a little larger than the chicken egg) with a membrane, like plastic, but a little softer .... I understand that they do to protect their tiny eggs from predators, so when the snails are born in the large egg, it breaks and are released into the sea!!! Smart nature, right?

Sometimes .. by the action of the tides and strong winds, the eggs are washed up on the beach where they are often found broken, but in such cases like this, you can be found whole eggs with small snails in it!!!

Thank you very much for your always kind visit and LIKE!!!

Friendly greetings, Toto

d3funovic on January 21, 2011



Greetings, d3funovic.

Ula Ch-L on January 21, 2011

Toto thank you very much for a very interesting explanation. Do you know the name of this species snail? I would like to learn more about it.

Warm regards, Ula

Toto Franchi on January 22, 2011

Hi Ula, I honestly do not know in the scientific name of these shells, I even searched on the internet today and I could not find it, but I promise to continue investigating, I have already emailed a couple of renowned marine biologists of my country... when I have some news about it will let you know ;)!!! Thanks again for your interest my friend!!!

Best wishes, Toto

Norberto Villarreal on January 22, 2011

Esto me parece sorprendente ya Mara me platico como son estas cositas y me parece aun mas sorprendente yo alguna vez vi huevesillos pero eran diminutos nunca vi algo asi..



Carlos Petracca on January 23, 2011

Curioso, Que es?

Toto Franchi on January 24, 2011

Hi d3funovic!!! Many thanks for stopping by and commenting this photo so nicely!!! And a special thanks for the LIKE!!!

Hi dear Ula, I found the answer to your question, thanks to the selfless contribution of three notable scientists from Argentina, Pablo E. Penchaszadeh, Guido Pastorino y Martín I. Brögger, who answered my query with an unusual rapidity!!! They have studied this species for a long time and their work is recognized around the world!!! The scientific name of this sea snail is Adelomelon brasiliana!!! If you need more information feel free to ask it ;)!!!

Hola Norber y Carlos, me alegro que les haya gustado esta rareza!!! Este envase tan particular (ovicápsula) es fabricado por un caracol marino, Adelomelon brasiliana, dentro del cual deposita sus embriones mezclados con un líquido con proteínas y azucares que le sirven de alimento!!! Los caracoles crean este gran huevo (un poco más grande que el huevo de gallina) con una membrana parecida al plástico pero un poquito más blanda!!!

A veces.. por la acción de la marea y los fuertes vientos los huevos son arrastrados hasta la playa donde se los suele encontrar rotos, aunque en casos como éste, se pueden encontrar huevos enteros con los pequeños caracoles en su interior!!!

Espero que esta info les haya interesado!!!

Un saludo enorme para todos, Toto

els f on January 25, 2011

wonderful macroshot!! like

Tomros on January 25, 2011

Hello Toto, perfect nature, like 13.

Greetings, Tomas

Toto Franchi on January 25, 2011

Thank you very much Els and Tom for your visit, kind comments and LIKE!!! I am glad that this freak of nature has been of you interest!!!

Friendly greetings for both, Toto

bea-robby on January 25, 2011

So strange, but I like it!

Toto Franchi on January 25, 2011

Hi Bea and Robby, welcome to my little gallery!!! Nature always has something new to surprise, right?!!! Thank you very much for your visits so friendly and LIKE!!!

Greetings from Patagonia Argentina, Toto

Jan Sluimer on January 26, 2011

Fantastic from Holland.

choniron NO VIEWS on January 26, 2011

Vaya que si nos ha interesado, veo que has aprovechado tu viaje Toto, nos traes estas joyas para que podamos disfrutarlas, impresionante. Gracias por enseñarnos esta maravilla de la naturaleza. Te mando un abrazo desde Madrid. Like.

Christa Babette on January 26, 2011

mi querido Toto, aahh, ese melón de Adelo entonces construye su saco amniótico con todo y líquido para la cría... realmente parece un pequeño feto alli, empollándose con luz de sol en la playa... :) L con ternura de osa, chr

Itallica II on January 27, 2011

Fascinating! Thank you.

scml on January 27, 2011

Wow ... what an amazing thing ... thanks for sharing this wonder of nature with us on pano ... greetings to you from Sandy in Australia ;)

helianta on January 28, 2011

Very interesting image!!!! Superb photo!!! LIKE!!! Greetings, helianta.

John de Crom on January 28, 2011

Very beautiful and good photo LIKE Franchi. Greetings from Holland John.

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Photo taken in Villa Gesell Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

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  • Uploaded on January 18, 2011
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    by Toto Franchi
    • Taken on 2011/01/15 06:20:00
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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