Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 01/28/2014


Photo taken on April 24, 2008


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Coast of California: Giant Barnacles

Coast of California: Giant Barnacles
Just offshore of Northern California lives Balanus nubilis, the largest barnacle in the world. It can be 6 inches in diameter, at its base.

Peter Van Der Houwen, Joan+ have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Six inches! That's massive. Great post, Laurie.
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Blimey...that will take some scraping off! Poor ship owners!

Well, we are used to the idea that everything in the USA is bigger and better, but barnacles..!

Excellent light and image, and thanks once again for the information. You are a Natural History Guide par excellence!
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Unique image!
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Fascinating....love their little lips (or whatever they are)
3 years ago.
Meadowmom has replied to Judith Jannetta
mmmmph! hahaha...
3 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Now that are really big barnacles! They only forgot to make a horror movie about them, as about every other big critter.... :)
3 years ago.