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Right: Photographs of a sea mouse Aphrodita aculeata (L.) by Gordon Fletcher.

The sea mouse is a segmented worm - more clearly visible from the photograph of its underside (photograph bottom right).

It is thought to be quite common, but spends most of its time buried in the sediment, so rarely seen. A large number of individuals were, howver, seen in Loch Fyne in November 2006 by members of the group, and searches have been held since to try and establish whether or not this is a seasonal event (see our sea mouse hunt for more details)

  Photo of the top of a sea mouse.
Photo of the bottom of a sea mouse.

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