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Did you know that a nautilus swims using jet propulsion? It...

Biology / Marine Biology : Monterey Bay Aquarium

Did you know that a nautilus swims using jet propulsion? It expels water from its mantle cavity through a siphon located near its head, adjusting the direction of the siphon to swim forward, backward or sideways.  To control its buo...

New nautilus? We’ve spotted a single egg in our chambered...

Biology / Marine Biology : Monterey Bay Aquarium

New nautilus? We’ve spotted a single egg in our chambered nautilus exhibit! Stuck on a rocky wall, the egg’s membrane layers form a protective covering. If viable, it’ll take eight to 14 months for tiny tentacles to emerge! Le...

Chambered nautilus: the ocean’s jet-propelled diverTo avoid...

Biology / Marine Biology : Monterey Bay Aquarium

Chambered nautilus: the ocean’s jet-propelled diver To avoid predators by day, nautilus linger along deep reef slopes as deep as 2,000 feet. At night, they migrate to shallower waters and cruise the reefs, trailing their tentacles i...

earthstory: It’s like a swimming cauliflower Spotted jelly!...

Biology / Marine Biology : Monterey Bay Aquarium

earthstory: It’s like a swimming cauliflower Spotted jelly! Also known as a “lagoon jelly” because it lives in bays, harbors and lagoons in the South Pacific.

cephalopoddarius: earthstory: Yay a swimming chambered...

Biology / Marine Biology : Monterey Bay Aquarium

cephalopoddarius: earthstory: Yay a swimming chambered nautilus I love it! It’s like a socially-awkward peppermint! Reblogging for that nautilus description. ????

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