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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.
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(28.) Becka, A, Loeb, G, "Ease of Removal of Barnacles from Various Polymeric Materials." Biotechnol.
These individuals, like all individuals of this species that I have observed, inhabited vacant barnacles (Megabalanus).
August?" "Billy, do you have any idea what the submerged part of the engine looks like?" "Well, it's probably got a few barnacles on it, but I knew you'd be home soon to help me."
The turtles are taken to the rehabilitation unit when they wash up on shore, covered with barnacles.
Among the marine and estuarine benthic organisms present in the littoral zone, barnacles constitute an important, characteristic, and successful group in the intertidal region of hard substrata throughout the world's oceans in terms of abundance and diversity (Newman and Ross, 1976).
Larval nutrition must improve to unlock sustainable economic production and increase yields.the offspring of common barnacles are an important feed for marine larvae in the wild.
BARNACLES live their entire lives cemented to a rock - so how do they reproduce?
Barnacles of the genus Octolasmis Gray, 1825 are commonly called pedunculate barnacles or stalked barnacles.
Barnacles are sessile marine organisms that occupy a vast range of marine habitats ranging from the coastal zone to the deep sea; and the species comprise well-known suspension feeders, numerous epibionts on a wide range of host organisms, and some of the most advanced parasites known from Metazoa (Anderson, 1994; Hoeg and Moller, 2006; Rees et al., 2014).
The worm-like creatures are believed to be gooseneck barnacles.
Certainly I am covered in barnacles: they have dug themselves
STORMY weather has led to massive numbers of goose barnacles washing up on North Wales coasts.