PETR JAN JURACKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETR JAN JURACKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Whale barnacle. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a whale barnacle (Coronula sp.). Barnacles are sessile marine crustaceans that attach themselves to solid structures, such as piers, or large marine animals, such as whales, using a strong stalk. Whale barnacles typically attach themselves to the bodies of baleen whales during the barnacles' free-swimming larval stage. Magnification: x10, when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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