Behold the lowly barnacle. Underwater, it’s as pretty as a flower, don’t you think? When it’s time for a meal, the barnacle’s feathery legs emerge to sweep the water for plankton and detritus.
Learn more about the barnacle.

Behold the lowly barnacle. Underwater, it’s as pretty as a flower, don’t you think? When it’s time for a meal, the barnacle’s feathery legs emerge to sweep the water for plankton and detritus.

Learn more about the barnacle.

Notes

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    Giant acorn barnacle, no less. My favorite barnacle.
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About me

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
(831) 648-4800.