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barnacle

the common name for any of the CRUSTACEAN class Cirripedia, most of which are SESSILE, grow on rocky substrates, and have a CALCAREOUS outer covering.

barnacle

an adult cirripede that lives attached to fixed objects; an aquatic member of the subclass Cirrepedia of the class Crustacea.
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No one knows what to make of a man with barnacle skin.
Above: Barnacle geese get ready to take the plunge by leaving their nest, 400ft above ground level
With funding from the Office of Naval Research, the researchers built a two-photon microscopy system and, in collaboration with Marcus Cicerone at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, employed his innovative technique known as Broadband Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering to delineate the two different phases of the barnacle cyprid adhesive plaque.
Although mud crabs are known barnacle predators (McDermott 1960, Bahr 1974, McDonald 1982), P.
Anglers fishing on piers or docks that have pilings directly under the edge of the pier have an advantage where they can fish straight down next to the pilings as the fish move up and down on the piling to feed on small shrimp, crabs and barnacles.
Now, Palmer says, researchers need to see whether the capacity evolved in other barnacle species.
The soft tissues of the barnacle were isolated and placed into the incubator for 18 hours at temperatures of 80[degrees]C.
1) The adult form of the barnacle can impose a significant hydrodynamic drag penalty when attached to the hull of a ship, leading to a substantial increase in fuel consumption during vessel operations.
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A research team has found that the barnacle, which is known as the 'popcorn of the sea', is not missing, and can be found in vertical upwelling zones in moderately deep waters in the Galapagos Islands.
Hundreds of barnacle geese are over-wintering in the Dyfi estuary from their Arctic Circle breeding grounds 2,000-miles away.
Malcolm Jefferson's six-year-old could face a real buzzer in the shape of Mr Barnacle.