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dont know if this has been posted b4 but take a look
 

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Read about it in the western mail a few days ago......i always thought them goose barnicles were a tropical species :blink:??
that thing makes my skin crawl and my head itch!!! urrrggghhH!
 

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I have seen goose barnacles washed up on Swansea beach a few times, not quite such a big colony though.
 

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wish i was in the area, these things sell for a fortune in portugal in the bars, would of had a few bagfulls for the bbq.
 

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true, and the fishermen die to get them they are so prized. Best ones are found in the big waves that hit the rocks hence its so dangerous.
 

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me and a fishingbud found a log/branch washed up on the Port Talbot long-arm covered with them much earlier in the year...couldn't fathom what they were, and could only find one picture of them and that was on a far-east website.
emailed to some coastal environment agency type organisation thinking it may be a tropical invasive species that had migrated via the ballast tanks of the transglobal container ships docking at the long-arm.
never heard back from them though....must have thought I was from the hills and never been to the seaside before:doh:
 

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Seen the colony today down Oxwich, looking a bit sad they are dead and starting to smell:wallbash:
 
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