ID please?!

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Fanie, 2 Jan 2011.

  1. Fanie

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    Someone I know found this creature on the west coast. I told them I'll post it here so can anyone ID this please.
     

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    Looks like goose barnacles growing around a yellowish bit of junk in the middle. need better pics
     
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    Those are goose barnacles (Lepas spp.). The cream ball thing (actually looks like a potato??) is not part of the ceature, but the substrate that the barnacles attached too. You often find barnacles attached to harbour structures or washed ashore after heavy storms.
     
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