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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Barnacles On Top of Barnacles

There are plenty of impacts in the surf zone, and barnacles sometimes break away from their rocky homes and wash up on the beaches. These thatched barnacles, Semibalanus cariosus, the ones piled one upon the other, are among the most common barnacle finds along the wrack line. Here, you can see at least three age classes,…

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