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limpet

a marine gastropod MOLLUSC of the genus Patella that has a single, conical shell. When exposed at low water it attaches itself very firmly to the substrate, usually rocks.
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"The limpet mine that was used in the attack is distinguishable and also strikingly bearing a resemblance to Iranian mines that have already been publicly displayed in Iranian military parades," Sean Kido, commanding officer of an explosive ordnance dive and salvage task group in the U.S.
"Iran is responsible for the attack based on video evidence and the resources and proficiency needed to quickly remove the unexploded limpet mine," the Pentagon said.
US officials similarly accused Iran of targeting the ships with limpet mines, which are magnetic and attach to the hulls of a ship.
The Iranians reach up and grab along where the limpet mine could be seen in the photo, and then sail away.
It said chemical analysis of the debris recovered revealed "it was highly likely that limpet mines were deployed."
At each sampling area between 13 and 46 reproductive individuals of the keyhole limpet Fissurella latimarginata and the red sea-urchin Loxechinus albus were collected during the reproductive peak reported for both species (Table 1; Guisado & Castilla, 1987; Brown et al., 1997).
A POEM called The Limpet & the Drill-Tongued Whelk, about two humble sea creatures, landed the Basil Bunting Prize for poet Isabel Galleymore.
So like the limpet she is she just latched back on to the publicity machine.
Limpet, Stefan and Jared take a road trip over the Summer that they leave their childhood behind.
SCIENTISTS believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man, one that could be copied to make the cars, boats and planes of the future - the teeth of the humble limpet.
It was hypothesized that epizoic growth would lead to a significant increase in drag forces on a limpet shell, resulting in a negative impact on the limpet, but that there are also possible benefits to the limpet.