MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: why do barnacles cling to the side of a rock?

Date: Sun Nov 12 23:03:25 2000
Posted by kristin
Grade level: 10-12 School: mainland regional high school
City: northfield State/Province: nj Country: usa
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 974088205.Zo

in the ocean there are living organisms that cling to the side of 
rocks.  i don't know if they are exactly called barnacles, but i believe 
they are living.  how do they get on there?  can you pull them off?  why 
do they stick on so tightly?

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