All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Goose Barnacles</strong> and Mussels
<em>Lepas</em> sp. 
Goose barnacles grow on a stalk (like a goose neck). They are exposed to the air for a few hours during low tide. They close their shells tightly until the water rises again. Barnacles ...
Goose Barnacles and Mussels
Lepas sp.
Goose barnacles grow on a stalk (like a goose neck). They are exposed to the air for a few hours during low tide. They close their shells tightly until the water rises again. Barnacles are filter feeders, they extend 5 "fingers" which they wave in the water to catch small animals. Note the small barnacles growing on the mussel shells, no space is wasted in a tide pool!

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