Larval fish encased in a gelatinous matrix!

We recently published a paper describing larval fish aggregating inside of a gelatinous matrix. Many fishes spawn eggs encased in a gelatinous matrix, but in the lab, the gelatinous material dissolves within 24 hours. These images show that the gelatinous matrix can persist much longer under natural conditions and may have important implications for larval transport and interactions with predators. Read the paper here