barnacle

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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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The area of the Rias Baxias is renowned for its wonderful goose barnacles and crevettes.
Among the strange phenomena to have hit the coastline recently are an unusually high death toll among seabirds, such as gannets, and the rare arrival in Gower this week of thousands of writhing goose barnacles described as looking "like something out of Doctor Who".
October to February is the harvesting season for Percebes or goose barnacles, a local delicacy, which can fetch pounds 100 a kilo.
It really does come into its own when it sits alongside a platter of fresh prawns, the local goose barnacles, spider crab, lobster, mussels, clams and oysters.