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Image from page 147 of “Ocean wonders: a companion for the seaside” (1879)
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Title: Ocean wonders: a companion for the seaside
Year: 1879 (1870s)
Authors: Damon, William Emerson, 1838-
Subjects: Marine animals Aquariums
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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d of one class of barnacles, those whichattach themselves to ships and thns hinder their progressthrough the water; but few landsmen have ever had oppor-tunities of learning the habits of this animal from personal observation. Indeed,it is not rare to meetwith persons who haveno clear idea of whetherthey are animals or amere aggregation ofshells, as they may haveseen them exhibited insome collection of curi-osities. And this factrecalls another, whichresults from the prece-dence and importancegiven to mere literary Specimens of the Group of Cirripeds.—1 and 2. Coro- -. . , _/» nula diadema (sessile). 3. Conchoderma aurita education, apart irOUl(pedunculated). ., . • i t the practical and scien-tific, namely: that there are yet many otherwise intelligentpeople who think that shells are a production of the ocean,without once imagining that they are the mere cast-off cov-ering of some variety of mollusca. The so-called art ofconchology proves this: the art of arranging, classifying,
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BARNACLES. 127 and indexing mere shells, as still taught in some schools, hasnaturally fostered this unscientific error. The scientific name of the barnacles, Cirrhopoda or Cir-ripedia, means curled or hair-like feet (cirrus, a curl or lockof hair) ; and if they had occasion for feet, it is the cirriwith which they are furnished that they would use for pedes-trian purposes. The name of Anatifera Icevis was originally given to theship-barnacle out of regard for an old legend which attrib-uted the production of the barnacle to the bernical or solangoose, a theory so preposterous that it seems incredible howit should have been believed for hundreds of years, and thatwitnesses presumed to be trustworthy should have minutelydescribed, and even illustrated by drawings, the whole pro-cess of the evolution of the sea-fowl from the barnacles at-tached to trunks of trees, which had first been carried outto sea and then drifted ashore on the coast of Scotland; forit is in that land of second-sig
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