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Well-heeled mermaid
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Well-heeled mermaid

My son John found this 'mermaid's purse' at Warebeth the other day. An embryo capsule from a (critically endangered) Common Skate, it's bigger by a couple of inches overall than the top size given by Wikipedia.
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Picture added on 08 February 2018 at 13:16
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Stromness parish

Harvest time in Birsay, Upper GrindallyBirsay from the Brough, with Joe MatchesKirkwall City Pipe Band on board shipHarvest Time, Orkney postcardBishop Graham's house, StromnessAnnie Shearer Grayson, StronsayFrom Brinkies Brae, 1970View over Stromness pierhead 1950s and now.Robert Sinclair and Barbara LeslieStromness Junior Football Team c 1961