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Barnacles' Sneaky Penises Surprise Scientists

| Posted 01.19.2013 | Science

By Emily Underwood Even Charles Darwin marveled at the length of the barnacle's penis. In some species, it's up to eight times the body length. Not a...

A Close Encounter with New Foundland's Humpbacks

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 10.05.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Rick has suggested we sing to attract the whales because whales also sing. It's not easy to carry a tune when you have a snorkel in your mouth, but I hum "Amazing Grace."

Barnacles Become Toxic To Repel Hungry Predators

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One species of a rare, ancient barnacle has extraordinarily high levels of a toxic chemical in its body, scientists have discovered....

Barnacles' Sticky Secret Revealed

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just how they stick so steadfastly whilst underwater has remained a biochemical puzzle for scientists for many years. Now researchers have solved thi...