I snapped these on a log that had washed ashore in West Bay in Dorset at the weekend. There were a lot of people around it but no one had any idea what they were. Any ideas? I can't seen to find anything elsewhere online.
It's Lepas anatifera= common goose barnacle. Shedloads of these land on our shores each year, whereas there's no photographic evidence at all of any other Lepas species landing in large clumps. Plus the long 'necks' (peduncles) ,unridged 'heads' (capitulum) & necks blackening towards the head mean they can only be Lepas anatifera.