Subject: Sessile marine mammal

Phil Clapham (
Tue, 05 Oct 1999 09:27:36 -0400


If I'm interpreting "sessile" correctly (attached directly by the base,
not mobile) then there is no such thing in marine mammals.  They do play
host to sessile critters, however - barnacles.

Phil Clapham

Emily S. Hays wrote:
> Dear Phil Clapham,
>     I am searching high and low for an example of a sessile marine
> mammal if there is such a thing.  I you or any of your associates know
> the answer to my question could you please email me with a response.
>     I appreciate your help.  Thank you,
>                                                                 Emily S.
> Hays


Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D.
Large Whale Biology Program
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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