A hawksbill sea turtle swimming, along with barnacles on it shell. All barnacles increase surface drag and decrease the overall hydrodynamic shape of the sea turtle. There are around 29 species of barnacles found on #seaturtle
Sea turtles may carry; barnacles, crabs, shrimp, algae, bryozoans, oysters, bristle worms, polychaetes, brittle stars, and other organisms on their shells. Most of these organisms receive the benefit of transportation from the relationship. (seaturtleguardian.org/parasites) But don't worry, a healthy sea turtles can control its barnacles load, so if it has excessive barnacles.
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Happy Sunday everyone! I’m still in #charlottesville, getting ready for day two of a pottery workshop with @nanrothwell . Keep an eye on our story... I’ll keep you posted!
I thought you’d like to see a finished starfish vase from Koepnick Pottery. This one is much smaller than the 6 pound vase Mark demonstrated in yesterday’s throwing video. If you missed the video, it’s great! Hop back and check it out at @kinnakeetclay .