Music To Watch Barnacles By...
Yesterday I walked down to the beach where it was low tide. As I was walking around I noticed some strange subtle movements below me, and leaned down to have a look. The whole shore is absolutely covered in barnacles
, white and dried out looking. But I noticed some of the bigger barnacles who looked like they still had a little water in their protective volcano-like shell would move when I looked at them, kind of scoot to the side and move inwards. I was amazed, I always thought of barnacles as...well I don't even know...like a limpet or something...but they are actually crustaceans! On closer inspection of a tidepool I found them feeding, kicking out whiskery protuberances that are actually thier legs
, to catch food. Weird! As I researched them a bit I was surprised at how interesting barnacles actually are
. Well worth a gander if you like hidden animal strangeness. As I watched the barnacles kicking in unison, there were also spiky, squishy green and pink anenomies waving, and cute tiny crabs bustling. It went perfect with the cartoony Martin Denny music I was listening to and I heartily recommend the experience.This is what a baby barnacle looks like! (or Larva if you want to get technical.) It wants to hug you!