Barnacle Detail

The images in this post appeared in Calling Up Connections, my submission to last week’s photo challenge Look Up. They fit nicely here in the Details challenge too, showing that frame of reference is everything.  

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Dosima fascicularis, A Pelagic Barnacle, Builds its Own Float

My first in-person encounter with buoy barnacles, Dosima fascicularis, came just a few days ago on March 26, 2016. People call them buoy barnacles or own-float goose barnacles. The names make sense because D. fascicularis can produce a foamy gas-filled float, alleviating the need to hitch-hike. The color, according to photos I’ve seen, varies from creamy…

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I’m Going to Eat You! Said the Seastar to the Barnacle

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.” This photo already appeared on theoutershores in Quick, What’s This Worm? with the caption you see above. At the time, I thought it was fine, but Jarm hit a home run with, “I’m going to eat you!” said the seastar to barnacle. What better…

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