Aquatic Invertebrates - native

Gooseneck Barnacles (Lepas anatifera) on Sep 17, 2019

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Description of specimen

This was a 4 foot log covered in these animals. There were some younger ones whose neck or foot were a lighter
Color than the others. On the shipwreck beach, these were to the left as you gave the ocean. The feathery things were coming out and super active in the air. They didn’t keep themselves closed like other mollusks I see out of water.

Commentary

Thank you for your report! These are pelagic gooseneck barnacles, which are native to most of the oceans of the world, including the PNW. You can learn more at https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/69949-Lepas-anatifera.

Best,
Lindsey

Lindsey Wise
Oct. 3, 2019, 3:57 p.m.