Spawning snails

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Merry on May 20, 2019 at 14:26:32:

During our 2-week trip to God's Pocket with Richard Salas and his sensational group of divers, the spring spawning event was taking place everywhere, or so it seemed.

Here are blue topsnails, Calliostoma ligatum, broadcast spawning on Seven Tree Island. The eggs have a protective gelatinous coating and are approximately seven tenths of a millimeter in diameter (750 microns).

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