Unknown sea creature (?) found on beach in NZ
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Wellington, New Zealand
#1 Jan 9, 2009
We found a mass of fluid filled arms attached to a piece of drift wood (2m long) on the high tide mark. Each arm had a white shell on the end that appears to be made up of five sections, all the shells looked same but were of varying sizes. Each shell has something that looks a little like a filter feeder, tentacles that look feathery, that come out of the shell. There were hundreds of the shells. Anyone know what this is...?
#2 Jan 12, 2009
They are barnacles of the family Lepadidae I believe. I can't tell which genus but they are similar to the Lepas we have here on the Pacific coast of the US.
Auckland, New Zealand
#3 Jan 23, 2010
We also saw exactly the same thing on a West coast beach in Auckland today 24th Jan, and I can't seem to find any images until I stumbled across this article.
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