The secret life of barnacles

Phil Rainbow

Although barnacles have long been regarded as costly fouling agents, scientists are now making use of their remarkable capacity to accumulate concentrations of poisonous metals to assist in the management of environmental pollution. Phil Rainbow discusses the fascinating and bizarre world of barnacles, showing how barnacles are not only zoologically fascinating but terribly important economically.

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Last year nearly 100,000 specimens were loaned to scientific institutions and researchers worldwide.