Meredith C. Swartwout, Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Sciences
Dried Mount Oceanic Specimen
Barnacles are a type of crustacean, but unlike crabs and lobsters they attach themselves to a surface and don’t move around once they are adults. They are filter-feeders and can survive drying out and sun exposure in the tidal zone. Barnacles frequently attach to ocean-going boats and there are even species of barnacles that attach to and live on baleen whales, such as the humpback whale.
22 x 17 x 12cm
University of Arkansas Museum
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barnacles, filter-feeders, crustacean, marine animal, zoology