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We raise awareness about the chambered nautilus, its precarious future, and the money needed to fund research.

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We are a conservation organization.

We raise awareness about the chambered nautilus, its precarious future, and the money needed to fund research. Scroll down to learn more about this magnificent creature and the problems facing it’s species.

The nautilus is a cephalopod – a family including octopi, squid, and cuttlefish.

 

 

 

It has been on the planet for 500 million years.

Its ancestors are older than dinosaurs and even fish.


Because of this, the nautilus is often called a living fossil.

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It hails from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef and from the Indo-Pacific to Samoa.

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But the species is in trouble.

The nautilus is becoming endangered because of it’s beauty.

Between 2005-2008 over half of a million nautilus shells were imported to the USA alone for jewelry and decorations. [2]

Due to their sexual maturity lifespan, their population’s ability to recover from human harvesting is greatly affected.


And, frankly, we’re not cool with that.

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If it doesn’t stop, we will lose these 500 million year old creatures in less than 50 years.

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We want to protect the nautilus.

[1]:Scanned from Ward, P.D. (1988). In Search of Nautilus: Three centuries of scientific adventures in the deep Pacific to capture a prehistoric—living—fossil.
[2]:According to the New York Times.

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