Continued small mop of embryos collected in dredge by RV Gemma.
Small egg mops are often taken via scallop dredge during the summer. Today there were 4-5, all composed of ~100 capsules.
An arm from a dead octopus - about 2 foot section
Eating a crab.
Saw it swim under the kelp so I know it is an octopus. Unfortunately all that seems to show up in the photo is the eye.
or Brief Squid
this is my best guess
caught cast netting at night
its small usually with a mantle size under 5 inches
it is common in South Carolina's estuaries and has rounded fins unlike squid that spend more time in the ocean that are more streamline
this squids is an osmoconformer its body adjusts to match the salinity of the water it is in
A cephalopod is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda (Greek plural κεφαλόποδα (kephalópoda); "head-feet"). These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Fishermen sometimes call them inkfish, referring to their common ability to squirt ink. The study of cephalopods is a branch of malacology known as teuthology.