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Northern Rock Barnacle - Semibalanus balanoides Common, intertidal barnacles that resemble volcanoes  or dragon eyes. This rock had multiple generations as you can see from the variations in size.<br />
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They have a membranous base and the outer shell consists of white, overlapping, shell-like plates that grow with the animal.<br />
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Habitat: Encrusted on rocks in the low tide zone<br />
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Northern Rock Barnacle - Semibalanus balanoides

Common, intertidal barnacles that resemble volcanoes or dragon eyes. This rock had multiple generations as you can see from the variations in size.

They have a membranous base and the outer shell consists of white, overlapping, shell-like plates that grow with the animal.

Habitat: Encrusted on rocks in the low tide zone

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  1. Love this! A master piece, Frans Lanting style. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Ohhh, thank you! And, I wish! Frans Lanting is a true poet with his camera. Posted 2 years ago
  2. lovely texture & colour! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks David! Posted 2 years ago

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''Semibalanus balanoides'' is a common and widespread boreo-arctic species of acorn barnacle. It is common on rocks and other substrates in the intertidal zone of north-western Europe and both coasts of North America.

Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Feb 13, 2020. Captured Jun 18, 2019 08:03 in 1563 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm