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Pelagic Goose Neck Barnacle

Lepas anatifera

Description:

Long fleashy necked barnacle with a pretty shell at the head.

Habitat:

Floating on pretty much anything in the ocean. Prefers warmer climates but has been seen anywhere its floation device will take it. These were on a giant piece of styrofoam well out of their comfort zone!

Notes:

Edible. http://clovegarden.com/ingred/seabarn.ht...

1 species ID suggestions

Hema
Hema a year ago
Goose neck barnacle
Pollicipes polymerus

1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Two, very interesting photos....

Crescent City, California, USA

Lat: 41.76, Long: -124.22

Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on Mar 24, 2018

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