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)

  1. mechanicaldormancy reblogged this from thespookoohaslanded
  2. thespookoohaslanded reblogged this from blue-green-planet
  3. itskaitlynnduhh reblogged this from thewickedwitchofminnesota
  4. thewickedwitchofminnesota reblogged this from blue-green-planet
  5. lectrofeel reblogged this from doctorbuggs
  6. doctorbuggs reblogged this from invertebrate-science
  7. loaded-die reblogged this from blue-green-planet
  8. karlosestrada reblogged this from blue-green-planet
  9. mortalterror reblogged this from invertebrate-science and added:
  10. grimbuck reblogged this from blue-green-planet
  11. beyond-the-limit-of-pain reblogged this from blue-green-planet
  12. astro-b-koenig reblogged this from invertebrate-science
  13. falxcerebelli reblogged this from invertebrate-science
  14. invertebrate-science reblogged this from blue-green-planet
  15. blue-green-planet posted this