What Eats Barnacles?

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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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A barnacle is a type of arthropod that is related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles live in the ocean and there are over 1,000 different species.
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Barnacles are generally found affixed to travelling animals like whales and turtles, or other invertebrates that can accommodate a fitting surface. They may benefit from this layout
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Things that are cool about barnacles are that the hole that you see in a dead one used to have a living organism inside but gets eaten by dog welks. They also cling to shells rocks
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Mussels will eat microscopic plankton and zooplankton when they are in the water. They open their shells, and when the water flows over their cilia, it deposits the food. Look here
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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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