Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:08 PM
Saw these chains of transparent, bell shaped casings with solid spherical centers floating everywhere. 10-60fsw, floating in the middle of the water column, floating above coral, landing on coral. Pretty small, one unit of the chain 1-2mm. Almost always, many fish were feeding on them, but most often Trunkfish and Sharpnose Puffers. Especially when they were floating in mid-water column, they were quite mesmerizing and almost looked like they had locomotion, but that could definitely have been an illusion.
I figure they have to be egg sacs of some kind, but then I'm wrong more often than not. My attachment shows a Trunk and a Cow chomping down. They were really quite prevalent and I'm curious as to exactly what they were.
Here is an image from someone else in my group for more reference: Flickr Egg?
Thanks for any help!
Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:38 PM
Edited by liquidguru, 29 April 2012 - 06:43 PM.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:21 AM
I see that now - the very last entry in Reef Creature ID.
Thanks a lot!