|(c) M. Henwood|
Whilst beachcombing with staff and nursery kiddies from Townhill Mo Henwood photographed this stranded organism that I was asked if I knew what it was. I’m no expert on marine fauna, but it looks very much like the Blue Stalked Barnacle (Lepas fascicularis). Unlike the Gooseneck Barnacle (L. anatifera) reported earlier on this blog here, the Blue Stalked Barnacle doesn't attach to floating objects, but manufactures its own foamy float upon which it drifts around the oceans. I’m curious if anyone else has come across this species?