An Evolving Planet
Nautilus pompilius - The Chambered Nautilus 
The shell of a nautilus is comprised of separate compartments and as the individual grows it builds a larger chamber and closes the old one. A nautilus’s diet mostly consists of carrion but they will capture live prey if they get the chance.
The family Nautilidae contains only six living species of nautilus. Fossil records show that these animals have changed very little in over 500 million years. There is currently concern that nautiluses are being overfished and are in danger of extinction.
(Image source: Encyclopedia of Life)

Nautilus pompilius - The Chambered Nautilus 

The shell of a nautilus is comprised of separate compartments and as the individual grows it builds a larger chamber and closes the old one. A nautilus’s diet mostly consists of carrion but they will capture live prey if they get the chance.

The family Nautilidae contains only six living species of nautilus. Fossil records show that these animals have changed very little in over 500 million years. There is currently concern that nautiluses are being overfished and are in danger of extinction.

(Image source: Encyclopedia of Life)

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