Above images were taken of Lepas anatifera on a lobster or long line float at Praa Sands, Cornwall. 10.01.16.
Above images were taken of Lepas anatifera on a metal fishing float at Sennen Cove, Cornwall. 14.12.15.
There are three species of Goose or Stalked barnacle in the images; they include Lepas hilli, Lepas pectinata and Lepas anatifera.
Images of the following species of Gooseneck barancles can be found on this site -
Images of these pelagic barnacles were taken on the high tide mark at Long Rock, Penzance, Cornwall; 03.11.10 and 18.11.10. Strong south-westerly winds had washed ashore a large plastic lid that the animals were attached to, 15 days later a buoy was found, which also had three species of these barnacles.
This is a tropical / sub-tropical species that comes to the UK shores on flotsam via the Gulf Stream. UK waters are too cold for these species to survive and breed.
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.