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Buoy barnacle

Dosima fascicularis

Description:

White rubber foam like center with extending arms and what appears to be some kind of clam shell. Shells are soft and leather like. Instead of a clam tongue little feeler arms come out.

Habitat:

Ocean. Found on north western coast of Denmark

Notes:

Http://www.marlin.ac.uk/species information.php?speciesID=3196

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28 Comments (1–25)

rajestmohit12
rajestmohit12 8 years ago

Congrats!

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

excellent job !

surekha
surekha 8 years ago

An amazing find! Congrats, Peter!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Congrats Peter, this is amazing and even better to see it's from Denmark so would be perfect if you could includ it to Danish Wildlife mission and enjoy Denmark: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2609...

Micolo
Micolo 8 years ago

Brilliant spot and congrats!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Amazing creature!

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Amazing, congratulations!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Great spotting! Congrats!

injica
injica 8 years ago

Congrats! That a very interesting spotting!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Congrats Peter! Unique creature!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

How cool! Great spotting.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Peter. Beautiful find

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congrats peter, this fascinating barnacle has been chosen spotting of the day!

The buoy barnacle is the only barnacle to produce its own gas-filled float enabling it to hang upside-down from the water surface.

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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Fascinating :)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

I agree with PeterDyrholm on buoy barnacles.

PeterDyrholm
PeterDyrholm 8 years ago

Or bouy barnacles. The blue has a deeper color. They live on a small stick which is what I am holding in the last photo

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

So bizarre! In the third picture that you just added, are you holding something you stuck in it, or is this something else that is attached?

Fantastic spotting!! Can not wait to know what it is.. Hope you get an ID, PeterDyrholm.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

These looks like goose barnacles.

ElıasZıade
ElıasZıade 8 years ago

Could it be a Dead Sea star?

wow! that's so interesting. never seen anything like it either. Great find!

Kellyspubvista
Kellyspubvista 8 years ago

Wow I am very curious about what this is. Great spotting!

PeterDyrholm
PeterDyrholm 8 years ago

Yes it appears to be connected via the arms. Touching the white center makes all arms retract simultaneously

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

This is one single creature?

PeterDyrholm
Spotted by
PeterDyrholm

Region Nordjylland, Denmark

Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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