#wildlifewednesday How beautiful are these Goose Barnacles (Lepas australis)? Each barnacle has five white plates on the end of its stalk and measures up to 7cm long. They eat plankton and other particulate and attach themselves to drift wood and other floating objects to get around. These photos were taken by Michael Marmach, picture and information from the Wildlife Field Guide to Gippsland Lakes available from the App store.

A hash of gooseneck barnacles, chitons, limpets, barnacles, mussels, and gastropods on a coastal conglomerate with coarse clasts of metamorphic rocks. Ever seen a fossil assemblage like this? I may never have seen this specific assemblage in fossil form but I've seen quite a few comprised of other species. This is very much how they might have appeared while alive. #gooseneckbarnacles #barnacles #chitons #limpets #mussels #gastropod #invertabratehash #lagunabeach #treasureislandbeach #pacificocean #pacific

Acorn Barnacles They survive on some pounding surf. They have armor and a flexible stalk to bend. But they cant survive feet. #AcornBarnacles #Barnacles #DevilsPunchbowl #DiscoverAndLearn #OregonCoast #TidePools #OtterRock

Found this guy under the microscope while doing some bioluminescent research in the Sea of Cortez. Pretty sure this is a non-bioluminescent plankton (baby) of a barnacle.