Monday, August 03, 2015

ID on Coastal Barnacles

I just found out that these creatures, whose picture I took on the exposed rocks at Hug Point State Park, when Mums and Honey were receiving dental care, are Gooseneck Barnacles.

And these, on the rocks out just north of the jetty out of Hammond, in Fort Stevens state park, are Acorn Barnacles.
If you want to learn more about the inhabitants of the Oregon Coast tidepools, this is a great website!

Oregon Tide Pools website, click to go there.

10 comments :

  1. Having never lived along the coast or even visited very much, I know nothing about barnacles. Thanks for the lesson.

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    1. I should know more, growing up around here and maybe I did once, but had forgotten. I was happy to find the Oregon Tide pool website!

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  2. So very different (I think) to the barnacles we get here. And it has been a long time since I paddled in a tide pool. Too long.

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    1. Did you used to do that, EC, on the ocean? I never have been on the ocean in kayak, canoe or raft, but maybe one day I will. I love the sea and water of any kind. My raft is a bit iffy for oceanic voyage, however. I wade into the tide pools instead, but my goodness you have put thought in my head.

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    2. Paddled with my feet - wading by another name. And occasionally swam in the bigger pools.
      I too love water, but it is literally years since I was at the sea.

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    3. Oh you should go. Canberra, how far to the shore from where you live?

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    4. A few hours drive - and my partner really doesn't like the beach...

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    5. I grew up on the coast,but now, the closest beach, in Newport, is about an hour and a half from me. Once I crest the coast range and are coming down its other side and start to smell the salt air, I get excited. Smells like home.

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  3. Cool! I love learning about all the different creatures, the ones we never think about.

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  4. I don't know much about those things and will look them up and read :)

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