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Buoy barnacle

Dosima fascicularis


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.


Ocean. Found on north western coast of Denmark


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28 Comments (1–25)

rajestmohit12 8 years ago


tibiprada 8 years ago

excellent job !

surekha 8 years ago

An amazing find! Congrats, Peter!

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:

Micolo 8 years ago

Brilliant spot and congrats!

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Amazing creature!

ShannaB 8 years ago

Amazing, congratulations!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Great spotting! Congrats!

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 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.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Fascinating :)

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

I agree with PeterDyrholm on buoy barnacles.

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 8 years ago

These looks like goose barnacles.

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 8 years ago

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

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?

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Region Nordjylland, Denmark

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

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