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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6033

Barnacles feeding at the hydrothermal field at Kawio Barat. These barnacles are stalked, which most likely benefits the barnacle by getting it off the seafloor and into the water column, raising its likelihood of encountering passing plankton while feeding. The cirri of these barnacles is unique, giving the impression of a field of white flowers.

Image ID: expl6033, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 June 30
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010

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