The Nautilus or Chambered Nautilus is a living fossil and the last living genera of externally shelled cephalopods!
These creatures live on coral reef scarps in the Pacific Ocean, down to depths of 300 m. This species of Nautilus grows up to 20 cm in size and feeds on a diet consisting of small fish, crustacean and carrion.
The Nautilus is part of our 2012 special exhibit "Octopus Garden" >
Things to Do
- Learn more about the Nautilus and its relatives.
- Can you spot the Nautiluses’ eyes?
- Watch the Nautiluses float through their tank as if they were weightless.