What Eats Barnacles?


Barnacles have several natural predators. Sea stars, worms, snails, sheepheads, whelks, and several other marine animals are known to eat barnacles. You can find more information here: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418/barnacles.html
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With their hard exterior, barnacles are safe from most predators, but some whelks can drill through a barnacle's hard exterior to eat the flesh within. You can find more information here: http://www.reef.edu.au/asp_pages/secb.asp?FormNo=40
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