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2009-10-16 13:50:43

Researchers have solved the mystery of how barnacles attach themselves to other objects, showing that barnacle glue binds together exactly the same way as human blood does when it clots, BBC News reported. Barnacles are crustaceans that live in shallow ocean environments. As larvae they affix to hard substrates, then remain stationary for the rest of their lives. The barnacles secrete an adhesive substance in order to attach themselves to a surface. Scientists have long been aware of the...


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2008-04-29 00:24:39

The White Acorn Barnacle (Balanus glandula), is one of the most common barnacle species on the Pacific coast of North America. It is widely distributed from the coast of Alaska to the border between California and the Mexican state of Baja California. They are commonly found in intertidal waters on mussels, rocks and pier pilings. It is moderately sized with a length of 0.6 to 0.8 inches. The shell is formed by overlapping plates. It is shaped more like a cylinder rather than a cone. The...

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