gooseneck barnacle


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gooseneck barnacle

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Noun1.gooseneck barnacle - stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbersgooseneck barnacle - stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
barnacle, cirriped, cirripede - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
genus Lepas, Lepas - type genus of the family Lepadidae
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The gooseneck barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes (Gmelin, 1789) is harvested along the East Atlantic coast from Brittany to North Africa (Barnes 1996, Cruz 2000, Molares & Freire 2003, Parada et al.
Among these, small individuals of the gooseneck barnacle Octolasmis warwickii (Gray, 1825) (Lepadomorpha: Poecilasmatidae) are frequently found attached on larger conspecifics (see Fig.
Gulls reduced gooseneck barnacle (Pollicipes polymerus) densities in Washington state (e.
The worm-like creatures are believed to be gooseneck barnacles.
Galicia reigns supreme for its gooseneck barnacles, while Basque country produces Spain's finest wines.
In October, Goldstein and oceanographer Deb Goodwin of the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole reported that one-third of the gooseneck barnacles they collected from the garbage patch had plastic particles in their guts.
Pollicipes polymerus gooseneck barnacles along the northeast Pacific coast have sperm-delivery organs that stretch out about half a body length, which is actually modest by barnacle standards.
However, the majority of biomass covering the boat consisted of gooseneck barnacles, which are native to Oregon as well as Asia, he said.
During the Middle Ages, many believed that the barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) was produced by gooseneck barnacles.
Out farther, in the middle intertidal zone, are the filter feeders--mussels and gooseneck barnacles clinging tenaciously to the wave-pounded rocks.