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
mouse hunt for more details)