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Pelagic Goose-Neck Barnacles (Lepas anatifera), arthropods in the Class Cirripedia, on Styrofoam debris washed up on Morro Strand State Beach | by mikebaird
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Pelagic Goose-Neck Barnacles (Lepas anatifera), arthropods in the Class Cirripedia, on Styrofoam debris washed up on Morro Strand State Beach

Pelagic Goose-Neck Barnacles (Lepas anatifera), arthropods in the Class Cirripedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepas_anatifera says "Lepas anatifera, commonly known as the pelagic gooseneck barnacle or smooth gooseneck barnacle, is a species of barnacle in the family Lepadidae"

on Styrofoam debris washed up on Morro Strand State Beach at low tide will soon be dinner for the many shorebirds present - iPhone snapshot.

21 Jan 2012.

Morro Bay, CA.

Photo © 2012 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Shooting an Apple iPhone 4S. Lightly developed in Lightroom 3.

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In addition to Virginia Rivers (see comment below) www.flickr.com/photos/rhinestonepony/ thanks also to Jerry Kirkhart www.flickr.com/photos/jkirkhart35/ for this detailed ID description... he said "Pelagic Goose-Neck Barnacles (Lepas anatifera) are arthropods in the Class Cirripedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gooseneckbarnacles.jpg or

static.newworldencyclopedia.org/e/e5/Gooseneckbarnacles.jpg

I would also call them Pelagic Goose-Neck Barnacle, which has a variety of common names. The scientific name would be Lepas anatifera, like your someone said. (IMHO). I also use a book called Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest by Lamb and Hanby which I really like too. They say that there are mass population "crashes" of this barnacle that occur when onshore winds force ashore the flotsam to which they are attached. as they are attached to floating objects from Alaska to Mexicao and S. America."

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Taken on January 21, 2012