What eats barnacles?
Whelks (sea snails), mussels, and some starfish feed on barnacles. Whelks in particular have the ability to grind through the barnacle's protective shell.
one example are whales and barnacles, the barnacle benefits from the whale because it eats and gets protection, and the whale does not seem to be affected in any way. Commensalism is a symbiotic relationship where one party benefits and the other is not harmed. Examples of commensalism in the ocean are barnacles living on turtles, remoras feeding on a shark's food scraps and a crab that makes its home in an oyster's shell.
Commensalism is a symbiotic relationship were one animal benefits and the other animal is not affected. An example of commensalism is the relationship between barnacles and Humpback whales. The barnacles cling on too the whale and are carried to rich feeding grounds (So the barnacles benefit)and the whales are not affected by the barnacles.
He removed the lower barnacles who had already reached their fundamental niche. This lead the upper barnacles (the less competitive) who had not reached their full fundamental niche to spread out and moved down. Since the more competitive barnacles had been removed the less competitive barnacles could reach their Full fundamental niche, not just a subset of their fundamental niche. This lead to the conclusion that "interspecific competition is important in structuring communities." From your…
Anything that eats zoo-plankton is a secondary consumer in the ocean. Because much of the oceans ecosystem is reliant on phytoplankton, and zoo-plankton are some of the only creature that consume phytoplankton, making them a primary consumer, anything that eats zoo-plankton is a secondary consumer. Some exmaples of secondary consumers are muscles, scallops, barnacles, and moving up the scale even the blue whale eats zoo-plankton, therefore making it a secondary consumer.