This shell intrigued me, not only for the vivid color of the muscle shell but also the small back pack packers that it had picked up along its journey. They look like barnacles that have to be regularly scraped from the bottom of boats.
- Barnacles Bounder-less Blisters (vankaditavroom.wordpress.com)
- A coating that prevents barnacles forming colonies (eurekalert.org)
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- Bacterial byproduct keeps barnacles from clinging to ships’ hulls (gizmag.com)