Weekly Photo Challenge : Dense (Mussels and Barnacles)

Weekly Photo Challenge : Dense (Mussels and Barnacles)

Mussels and Barnacles share an interesting relationship of mutualism and competition (well from the little that I have read). Barnacles are better at starting new colonies, but they thrive better with the mussels around. However, once mussels are recruited, the density of the colony is dictated by and can be dominated by the mussels.  The … Continue reading