Sunday, May 16, 2010

Grunion Jr.

Grunion fry (a.k.a. baby grunion hatchlings, not fried grunions...). Apparently, grunion eggs are programmed to swell and hatch when the water level reaches them and the waves stir them around. This plastic cup had damp sand in it and no apparent eggs to the naked eye. Yet, when you added water, the eggs all plumped up and when you agitated the cup, they all started to hatch! They just popped up seemingly out of nowhere. Nature is an amazing thing.

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