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My, what an ancient shell you have! The nautilus is a living link to the past—this cousin of the octopus hasn’t changed much in 150 million years. To control its buoyancy, the nautilus pumps fluids in and out its shell chambers, which are connected by tubes called “siphuncles.”
Missed the start of #CephalopodWeek? Catch up with this cephalopod video triple feature from Science Friday! Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and see how we culture cuttlefish and study mysterious vampire squid.
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But wait—there’s more! Tune in to Science Friday tomorrow—part of the radio broadcast will feature the ocean’s most mysterious multi-armed family.
Just a shell, you say? Get ready for the nautilus as you’ve never seen it before in this great video!
Learn more about the chambered nautilus
Redecorating your undersea grotto? Get inspired with our Tentacles Pinterest board! We’ve collected our favorite images that capture the wildly colorful and wonderfully bizarre world of octopuses, squid, nautiluses and cuttlefishes.
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Learn more about our new Tentacles exhibit
Beautiful, mysterious—and little changed in 150-million years. Have you seen them? We have chambered nautilus in our new special exhibition, Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.
Learn more about nautilus
Did you know that a nautilus is a cephalopod? And it’s part of our forthcoming special exhibition, Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes (opens April 12).