Rock gobies, Gobius paganellus, are abundant on the Guernsey sea shore. These gobies lay their eggs on the underside of boulders and cobbles on the lower shore from March to June. A sheet of eggs covering the bottom of a rock is usually from two spawnings. The male goby guards the eggs during development. In this image the eggs on the left are 'eyed' and more advanced in development than the paler eggs on the right of the image. This image was taken with an Olympus 2.8 megapixel digital camera on 21 March 2004.
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