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Nautilus

Nautilus pompilius,

Description:

Fantastic 'floating' creature. Big shell with orange stripes on white. The bottom of the shell is lighter. It has eyes on the side of the head. Tentacles in front of his 'face'

Habitat:

Deep deep in the warmer oceans, Sometimes seen near the surface. These where in the aquarium in Bangkok :-(

Notes:

I have a love / hate relationship with aquariums , but getting the possibility to see some of these amazing creatures makes me forget the down side of it for a moment.

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8 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Beautiful!

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Wow!

Blogie
Blogie 2 years ago

I feel the same way about aquariums.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 years ago

These beautiful and ancient creatures are endangered because people love their shells so much: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/scienc...
Thanks for this lovely spotting!

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 2 years ago

Thanks Achmad! Changed it. Thank you Satyen and Alice. When in Bangkok check it out! Beautiful aquarium.

achmmad
achmmad 2 years ago

Perfect! But better for Nautilus (not Nautulus) at common name :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

I have seen a shell before, but not with an animal! Fantastic!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Really fantastic.

กรุงเทพมหานคร, กรุงเทพมหานคร, Thailand

Lat: 13.75, Long: 100.49

Spotted on Oct 21, 2010
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

Spotted for mission

Reference

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