APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Dosima fascicularis Ellis & Solander, 1786 - Buoy barnacle (Barnacle Images)
Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacle on Bladder wrack 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacle with buoy or float 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacle with buoy or float 2

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacles with buoy or float 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacles 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on feather 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on feather 2

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on feather 3

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on feather 4

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on string 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on side of lobster trap buoy 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on side of lobster trap buoy 2

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- juvenile on lobster trap buoy 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- American lobster trap buoy 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacle group on stone 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacles on stone 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- barnacles on stone 2

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on washing up bottle top 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on washing up bottle top 2

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on egg wrack 1

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis
- on egg wrack 2

Images of species taken at Sennen Cove, Penwith, Cornwall, 08.06.11 and 18.09.11; and of the same animals in a marine tank 08.06.11.

Scientific and European Names:
Dosima fascicularis, Buoy barnacle, Geplooide eendemossel,

Animals found with floats have drifted on their own or in groups across the Atlantic with the Gulf Stream and on prevailing winds. Buoy barnacles can also be found on flotsam without floats as seen in some of the images above. You can often tell where the flotsam has come from as sometimes there are marks on the objects or in the case of some of the above images, where the barnacles were found on a buoy thats commonly used on the east coast of America to mark lobster pots / traps.

The lobster trap buoy shown in the image above has two types of barnacles living on it, Buoy barnacles and Common goose barnacles, Lepas anatifera. Dosima can also be found with Lepas pectinata on flotsam and Egg wrack. See Lepas pectinata.

 

Dosima fascicularis Buoy Barnacle
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.