Pelagic barnacle Alepas pacifica on Jellyfish

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Postby scottg » Mon May 31, 2010 1:22 pm

All of the egg-yolk jellies that we have been seeing over the last few weeks have Alepas pacifica barnacles growing on top of them. Every single one!

I find this amazing. What's also interesting is how little this is mentioned online, except of course in the jellieszone.

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Also, can anyone confirm whether this is a Phacellophora camtschatica ?

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Postby Leslie Harris » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:35 pm

Janna can confirm it from experience, I can only agree that I think it is based on images. I know, fat good that is! :lol:
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Postby scottg » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:13 pm

Claudia mills said it was definitely a Phacellophora camtschatica

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