Gooseneck barnacles, exposed at low tide, adhere to a rock. The shell, or capitulum, of the gooseneck barnacle grows to be about two inches long. It is made up of small plates, which enclose its soft body. Inside the shell, the barnacle primarily consists of long segmented legs, intestines and stomach.
Species: Gooseneck barnacle, Pollicipes polymerus
Location: Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington
Image ID: 13798