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The metal structures act like natural reefs by attracting organisms such as barnacles and bivalves, which colonize on them and, in turn, attract fish and other marine life, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Likewise the cages must be suspended out of the water for 24 hours every week in order to kill algae, barnacles, and any of the aforementioned oyster drills that might have slipped into the cage.
The latest tool in the battle against parking scofflaws is a device that looks as harmless as SpongeBob SquarePants but sticks to an offender’s car like a barnacle.
At the Center, the submarine is kept in a huge, saltwater tank for preservation and teams have worked painstakingly to remove over 130 years of barnacle encrustation and the cleaning of artifacts.
In Prince Wiliam Sound, Fountain saw one of the important spots where Plafker took measurements after the quake — a line of barnacles that, prior to 1964, had been in the intertidal zone.
Razor-sharp barnacles encrust the knobby leading edge of these appendages, and the whales brandish them with great dexterity.
Outside Barnes & Noble there were the usual right-wing loonies that have attached themselves like barnacles to Clinton for the past three decades.
Most of those rocks are instead bare or clothed in barnacles.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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