Australian Museum Journal A simplified key to the sessile barnacles found on the rocks, boats, wharf piles and other installations in Port Jackson and adjacent waters

Shortform:
Pope, 1945, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(6): 351–372
Author(s):
Pope, E. C.
Year published:
1945
Title:
A simplified key to the sessile barnacles found on the rocks, boats, wharf piles and other installations in Port Jackson and adjacent waters
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
21
Issue:
6
Start page:
351
End page:
372
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1945.550
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxviii–xxx
Date published:
25 June 1945
Cover date:
25 June 1945
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: CIRRIPEDIA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY
Digitized:
29 June 2009
Reference number:
550
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (141kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (5461kb PDF)

Abstract

It is generally considered by dock authorities that the fouling of ship bottoms by barnacles in the harbour of Sydney, Port Jackson, is heavy in comparison with other localities. Unlike most other organisms which attach themselves to the bottoms of ships, barnacle shells do not necessarily drop off or decay away once the organism in them dies, and docking and scraping are necessary to remove them effectively. This is an expensive process and consequently much attention is being given to the production of anti-fouling substances for use on harbour installations. Actually it is possible that a coating consisting of thousands of barnacles on a wharf pile or other wooden structure under water may itself, by the constant feeding of the individuals, cause considerable reduction in the numbers of swimming larvae of such undesirable wood-borers as the shipworm or Cobra (Teredinine borers).

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