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The "Shell" is actually the egg case of an Argonauta octopus.
@ Leuba - very observant LOL!@ argybee - when we were on Montague Island we saw quite a few. The animal was still in this one when we found it but had been dead for a while. Being a national park, we took the photo but left the shell.
Fantastic find Steve. You're a lucky man. I've searched for these in Bass Strait for decades to no avail yet others I know own several. What amazing info too. Like you I have just found the full story and as usual it is far more interesting than I imagined.Well done and thanks.
That's amazing -it's so like a nautilus shell in shape !
@Sheila - thanks. I admit I didn't know that it was an Octopus "shell" until later when I looked it up. Cheers, Steve.
omg!!!an octopus egg shell???how kool is that!!i have never seen or heard of!!thanks!beautiful pic!! :)
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Spotted on Sep 20, 2009 Submitted on Jul 17, 2011
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