Kōrero: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Goose barnacles (2 o 3)

Goose barnacles

These goose barnacles are feeding. Each animal extends its finely bristled legs from the gaping shell and sweeps them in the current. Fine particles of food and plankton become trapped on the bristles and are then drawn into the barnacle’s mouth.

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Ryan Photographic

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Barnacles and copepods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8247/goose-barnacles (accessed 30 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006