|Eggcase of a Lesser Spotted Dogfish found on a beach at North Berwick (Photo Laura Shearer)|
Continuing with my walk I found large chunks of marine life washed up along the shore. Huge clumps of Laminaria kelp littered the beaches and many marine snails had dried up during the low tides. Hundreds of desiccated Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) could be found evenly dispersed along the shore. This soft coral is brutally ripped from rocks and boulders during stormy weather and is named after their appendage-like appearance once they become dehydrated. This species can be found along the Northern Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America and comes in various shades of pink, orange, yellow, white or grey.
|Dead man's fingers washed up around North Berwick (photo Laura Shearer)|
|Dead Little Auk, found on roadside at North Berwick (photo Laura Shearer)|
|Dead Guillemot found on beach at North Berwick (photo Laura Shearer)|
|Guillemot found on North Berwick beach was ringed in Germany (photo Laura Shearer)|