Monday, February 22, 2010

Chambered Nautilus

"The Nautilus exhibit contains animals that have descended relatively unchanged from ancestors millions of years ago. During daylight hours these elusive creatures inhabit the deep dark depths of the reef drop-off at around 1,000 feet (about 300 meters). At night they ascend to about 200 feet (66 meters) to possibly feed and to deposit eggs that the female carries. There is much that is still unknown about these secretive creatures."  -
Waikiki aquarium - first to breed the chambered nautilus
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