May 9, 2011

Macro Monday - Oh Barnacles!

Usually, a trip to the beach yields a good helping of empty barnacle shells. The owners having vacated them for the great sea in the sky. Sometimes, however, you chance upon a barnacle apartment building full of tenants who inadvertently wash ashore.

I am sure this was one of the non native Acorn Barnacles but I am unsure as to whether it is a Purple or the more invasive Titan. Either way I am not one to kill animals, no matter how great or small, so I set them back adrift in the Gulf after their photo shoot.

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Karen said...

Wow, I have never seen barnacles! Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Dave M said...

very cool hun.Wish I could have gone with.

Kala said...

Who knew barnacles could look so pretty!

Happy Macro Monday