© 2008 Honor Marks
Mermaid's Purse
oil on canvas
6" x 12"
$425- sold

Also called Devil's Purse, these strange dark pods wash up on our South Carolina beaches. They are egg sacs from skates, sharks or rays. The curled tendrils help the sac find anchorage while its inhabitants gestate for 6 to 12 months depending on the species.