Re: non-birding invertebrate oceanlife ID question

Subject: Re: non-birding invertebrate oceanlife ID question
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 13:25:08 +1100

From: Martin  on 12/12/2002 01:25 PM

Subject:  Re: non-birding invertebrate oceanlife ID question

In response to John's request for information on marine invertebrates, my
contact at the Melbourne Museum offers the following thoughts.

It confers with Harvey Perkins thoughts.


Hi Martin

The marine organisms described were goose barnacles.  They are essentially
barnacles like those often seen encrusting rocks which frequently attach to
flotsam via a flexible leathery "foot".  Barnacles are highly specialized

Hope that helps.

Best wishes,

Martin Gomon

Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer, Scientific Advisory Committee
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
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