GOOSE BARNACLES, SANNA BAY, SCOTLAND
Goose barnacles, Lepas anatifera Sanna Bay, Highland
We were on holiday in Scotland and the weather was good, so we went to Sanna Bay, which is a place we know and love. While walking and exploring the coast, we noticed a very large piece of unusual-looking driftwood. On close inspection, we noticed it was covered with goose barnacles, which were moving and pulsating like an alien species. The wood was stranded from the tide and we tried in vain to move it back to the water, but it was too heavy and wedged in – hopefully the barnacles survived until the next tide.