Tetraclita stalactifera, 01 July 2019

Tetraclita stalactifera, the Ribbed barnacle;
Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019).

Stepping back beachside, here’s a shot of a small cluster of Ribbed barnacles. I don’t do much underwater photography (because the gear is a bit pricey), but I do love beachcombing and shoreline shots. Thus, barnacles often make their way into my field of vision. These crustaceans often set up shot right at the shoreline, either in fairly shallow waters or in the intertidal zone. The Ribbed barnacle is one of the species that can commonly be found exposed during low tide. These crustaceans are entirely sessile and scratch out their living from within their cement-like abodes.

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