26 March 2013

Tuesday Crustie: Barnacle boat

Lots of animals in the ocean need hard surfaces to settle on. So it’s no surprise to see a log adrift to be occupied. It might be unusual, though, to see driftwood so completely occupied with one main species, a pelagic gooseneck barnacle:

Here’s a close-up:

Photos by alex1derr on Flickr (here; here); used under a Creative Commons license.

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