First record of gooseneck barnacles (Conchoderma auritum) on a minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
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Clusters of a stalked barnacle, readily identified as Conchoderma auritum, were found attached to both damaged and complete baleen plates of a male minke whale caught off the coast of East Greenland on 16 July 1984. No previous record is known of gooseneck barnacles on minke whales.