An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

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Andricus kollari - Oak Apple (Sea Bean and Seed Images)
Oak Apple
Andricus kollari
- gall 1

This is not a sea bean or even a seed, but a gall, of the Oak. The gall, is caused by the wasp Andricus kollari, which inoculates oak trees with its eggs. The galls become detached seasonally and may fall into rivers and streams where they are brought to the sea and washed-up on beaches.

The specimen above was found on the high tide mark at Langstone Rock, Dawlish Warren, Devon. 21.04.16.

Andricus kollari Oak Apple or Oak Marble Gall wasp not Sea Bean Beans Seeds Images UK
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people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.