Posted by Jody on December 22, 2011
Some of our favorite beach treasure finds are rock barnacles. It’s pretty simple to identify rock barnacles (see the photo to the right). Rock barnacles come with a natural opening which makes them perfect for stringing as ornaments and decorations.
Our little year round “memory tree” has a rock barnacle, hung with a ribbon, from the beaches of Newport, Oregon. If you ask us, you just can’t beat a beachcombing find with a ready-made hole for stringing!
According to Word Book Online: the barnacle ” is the only crustacean that stays in one position during its adult life. Crustaceans, which include barnacles, lobsters, and shrimp, are a type of animal with a shell and jointed legs. Adult barnacles attach themselves to a hard surface, such as a rock, the hull of a ship, or even a whale.”
Carlton, James T. “Barnacle.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2011. Web. 22 Dec. 2011.
Merry Christmas from the Diehl Family!