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Protection of the goose barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes, Gmelin, 1790 population: the Gaztelugatxe Marine Reserve (Basque country, northern Spain).
In fact the "alien-looking" tentacled creatures were spectacularly large examples of goose barnacles - known as Lepas anatifera to marine aficionados.
Unless the colony is returned to the sea soon the goose barnacles will all die.
4 Goose Barnacles, Galicia, Spain - Tiny crustaceans, dangerous to harvest, but sweet and fleshy and bursting with the aroma of the sea.
Cameras record how fishermen in Northern Spain put their lives on the line to collect highly valued goose barnacles, abseiling down cliffs while being pounded by the Atlantic waves.