How to use Barnacles in a sentence
The horizontal distribution of barnacles over all seas is fully explained by Darwin.
Under Mowat's successors the barnacles which always attach to a party long in power became unpleasantly conspicuous, and in January 1905 the conscience of Ontario sent the conservatives into power, more from disgust at their opponents than from any enthusiasm for themselves.
The adult barnacles are glued head down to the rock.
The vernacular name barnacle, traceable to the fable of pedunculate cirripedes hatching out into bernicle geese, has also been transferred to the sessile cirripedes, which are popularly known as acorn barnacles.
With these teeth they are able to enjoy a mixed menu of shelled animals including barnacles, other crustaceans, and mollusks.Advertisement
Must be like scraping barnacles from an oil tanker.
You collect spyware as you surf the net just as a ship collects barnacles.
The knobs or protuberances on the head are enlarged hair follicles and are often full of parasitic barnacles and lice.
The stone was encrusted with small barnacles, suggesting that it had been under water before its re-use in the fort construction.
Goose tree goose tree Goose barnacles often attach themselves to the bottom of boats and any floating object.Advertisement
It is easy to have an accident on slippery rocks, and barnacles can raise a nasty graze.
Ironically the infestation of barnacles on yacht hulls - which the paint was designed to prevent - does not happen in fresh water.
Barnacles When you are exploring the seashore, you will notice the rocks are covered in small white volcanoes.
The sessile barnacles (Balanidae of Darwin) or "acorn-shells" are found in myriads, encrusting the rocks between tide-marks on all coasts.
Small rough winkles and the occasional hardy barnacles gain enough shelter here to survive.Advertisement
Buds of a particular tree growing near the sea were described as producing barnacles, and these, falling into the water, were supposed to develop into geese.
The whole story was an imaginary embroidery of the facts that barnacles attach themselves to submerged timber and that a species of goose is known as the bernicle goose.
Vaughan Thompson, Zoological Researches (Cork, 1830); memoir iv., " On the Cirripedes or Barnacles, demonstrating their deceptive character."
Sometimes the one partner affords the other merely a convenient means of transport, as in the case of the barnacles which grow on, or of the gulf-weed crab which clings to, the carapace of marine turtles.
The barnacles and their allies, forming the group Cirripedia or Thyrostraca, sometimes treated as a separate sub-class, are distinguished by being sessile in the adult state, the larval antennules serving as organs of attachment, and the antennae being lost.Advertisement
In some variants of the story this shell is said to grow as a kind of mushroom on rotting timber in the sea, and is obviously one of the barnacles of the genus Lepas.
Acasta sulcata, Lamk., in the scientific study of zoology had replaced the fabulous tales of medieval writers, it was a long time before the true affinities of the barnacles were appreciated, and they were at first classed with the Mollusca, some of which they closely resemble in external appearance.
For a systematic account of the barnacles and their allies, see the article THYROSTRACA.
Iron ships' plates have recently been coated with copper in sections (to prevent the adhesion of barnacles), by building up a temporary trough against the side of the ship, making the thoroughly cleansed plate act both as cathode and as one side of the trough.
They are ridges of aeolian limestone plastered over by a thin layer of corals and other calcareous organisms. The very remarkable "serpuline atolls" are covered by a solid crust made of the convoluted tubes of serpulae and Vermetus, together with barnacles, mussels, nullipores, corallines and some true incrusting corals.Advertisement
The sheltered waters of the broken southern coast, however, are rich in fish and molluscs, especially in mussels, limpets and barnacles, which are the principal food resource of the nomadic Indian tribes of those regions.
Originally, the name was given to the stalked barnacles (Lepadidae of C. Darwin), which attach themselves in great numbers to drift-wood and other objects floating in the sea and are one of the chief agents in the fouling of ships' bottoms during long voyages.