JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Northern Rock Barnacle - Semibalanus balanoides Barnacles are sessile filter feeders. The use feathery, thoracic appendages, called cirri, to capture plankton and detritus from the water column. <br />
<br />
When there is a current, the barnacles hold their cirri stiffly into the flow. But, when there is no current, the barnacles pulse their cirri rhythmically, in and out of their shell. Their cirri are also used as gills to extract oxygen from the water.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Encrusted on rocks and starting to feed again as the tide was starting to come back in<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/89952/northern_rock_barnacle_-_semibalanus_balanoides.html" title="Northern Rock Barnacle - Semibalanus balanoides"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/89952_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1678320010&Signature=PCJzwNoUxrV4ZS11qGdsKmHH2sI%3D" width="200" height="144" alt="Northern Rock Barnacle - Semibalanus balanoides Barnacles are sessile filter feeders. The use feathery, thoracic appendages, called cirri, to capture plankton and detritus from the water column. <br />
<br />
When there is a current, the barnacles hold their cirri stiffly into the flow. But, when there is no current, the barnacles pulse their cirri rhythmically, in and out of their shell. Their cirri are also used as gills to extract oxygen from the water.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Encrusted on rocks and starting to feed again as the tide was starting to come back in.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/89955/northern_rock_barnacle_-_semibalanus_balanoides.html<br />
https://vimeo.com/391816393 Geotagged,Semibalanus balanoides,Spring,United States,barnacle,barnacle cirri,northern rock barnacle" /></a></figure><br />
<br />
<section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="252" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/391816393?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" frameborder="0"></iframe></section> Geotagged,Semibalanus balanoides,Spring,United States,barnacles Click/tap to enlarge

Northern Rock Barnacle - Semibalanus balanoides

Barnacles are sessile filter feeders. The use feathery, thoracic appendages, called cirri, to capture plankton and detritus from the water column.

When there is a current, the barnacles hold their cirri stiffly into the flow. But, when there is no current, the barnacles pulse their cirri rhythmically, in and out of their shell. Their cirri are also used as gills to extract oxygen from the water.

Habitat: Encrusted on rocks and starting to feed again as the tide was starting to come back in

Northern Rock Barnacle - Semibalanus balanoides Barnacles are sessile filter feeders. The use feathery, thoracic appendages, called cirri, to capture plankton and detritus from the water column. <br />
<br />
When there is a current, the barnacles hold their cirri stiffly into the flow. But, when there is no current, the barnacles pulse their cirri rhythmically, in and out of their shell. Their cirri are also used as gills to extract oxygen from the water.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Encrusted on rocks and starting to feed again as the tide was starting to come back in.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/89955/northern_rock_barnacle_-_semibalanus_balanoides.html<br />
https://vimeo.com/391816393 Geotagged,Semibalanus balanoides,Spring,United States,barnacle,barnacle cirri,northern rock barnacle


Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''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
View Christine Young's profile

By Christine Young

All rights reserved
Uploaded Feb 16, 2020. Captured Jun 18, 2019 08:30 in 1563 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm