The "lazy worm" of the ocean - Barnacles
Introduction: Barnacles, often referred to as the "lazy worms" of the ocean, may seem unassuming, but these curious crustaceans have a lifestyle that defies the typical hustle and bustle of marine existence. In this exploration, we'll uncover the intriguing habits of barnacles and why they earn the title of the "lazy worms" of the sea.
What is this? If you think it's a shell, you're wrong. They're called barnacles. They're crustaceans. In other words, they are more closely related to shrimp and crabs than to shellfish!
They're lazy people who don't like activities, so they're used to hitchhiking! These small creatures like to attach themselves to other objects or organisms in the sea, such as whales, large crustaceans, rocks, ships, etc., and intercept the organic debris in the current to feed.
However, it should also be explained that the barnacle baby is still quite lively, to live a period of free floating life, not like growing up so lazy oh!