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What a weird creature.

Wonderful Helioceras heteromorph ammonite Notice the counterclockwise spiral

The nautilus is considered to be a living fossil. It's remained largely unchanged for the past 500 million years, since the Triassic period. The nautilus usually inhabits ocean depths of about 300m, rising to around 100m at night only for feeding, mating or laying eggs. The average lifespan of a nautilus is around 20 years.

The Nautilus: A Living fossil of the seas

Amongst all underwater creatures, the curious-looking nautilus is the one creature that fascinates me the most. The Nautilus is known as the living fossil due to the fact that

Octopus vulgaris, Photograph by Filippo Borghi

Magazine's 2014 Photo Contest Winners

By FILIPPO BORGHI Giannutri Island, Tuscan Archipelago, Italy “Curiosity can lead an octopus to interact with the camera instead of fleeing. This Octopus vulgaris approached me and began to touch me.

deep sea creature

These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing detail of many aquatic species,.

blue sea slug (nudibranch chromodoris willani), a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk

blue sea slug (nudibranch chromodoris willani), a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk. Very surprised this is a sea slug but it is so pretty.

Purple, orange Nudibranch ~ Beautiful Sea Creatures

Amazing how the beautiful colors on this sea slug are a warning to others not to eat him

polka dot cowry -- i love the texture on texture

Cowrie shells are beautiful egg-shaped shells belonging to sea mollusks of the genus Cypraea. There are over 150 different species of cowries, and they’re found throughout most of the worlds oceans.