A rare find on Bournda Beach
Naomi Shoobridge was really luck to fing a large and whole Paper Nautilus shell on Bournda Beach the other day.
While we do occasionally see pieces of shell from these cephalopods, it's very rare to find a whole shell as they are really fragile and soon get broken by the sea or by foraging seagulls.
These incredibly delicate shells are formed by a octopus-like animals called Argonauts. The shell is actually a brood chamber and floatation device ... and hence is only made by females.
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