Tuesday, 15 September 2009

A semipost on semibalanus

Oh no I hear you sigh - he's on about barnacles again. True, but just a quickie.....

Next time you tramp on top of a load of barnacles, thinking only of the welcome underfoot grip they give you on slippery rocks, you might just like to ponder their fascinating life cycle.

For a great introduction and a couple of wonderful pictures of the nauplius and cypris larval stages try this... and find out along the way why 13 is unlucky for some.

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