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.
APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.
The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.
The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.
The Cornish Biodiversity Network
or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.
The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum. The link here is to the NBN Atlas.The link here is to the NBN Atlas.
The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.
The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.