Nautilus

ammonites (fossils) - loved collecting fossils like these as a child with my dad on family holidays by the sea

ammonites (fossils) - loved collecting fossils like these as a child with my dad on family holidays by the sea

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Neptune's Dream - Nautilus Shells - Marine Blue eQuilter

Neptune's Dream - Nautilus Shells - Marine Blue eQuilter

Nautilus, usually a deep water specimen, seen here floating around a reef. Via Instagram.

Nautilus, usually a deep water specimen, seen here floating around a reef. Via Instagram.

Airplant in Nautilus shell

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Airplant in Nautilus shell

How Fibonacci numbers relate to a spiral.

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How Fibonacci numbers relate to a spiral.

Nautiluses are the sole living cephalopods whose bony body structure is externalized as a shell. The animal can withdraw completely into its shell and close the opening with a leathery hood formed from two specially folded tentacles.

Nautiluses are the sole living cephalopods whose bony body structure is externalized as a shell. The animal can withdraw completely into its shell and close the opening with a leathery hood formed from two specially folded tentacles.

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Nautilus. Ever growing, ever changing. Once it grows a new, larger chamber it cannot go back to the previous ones; they no longer fit. It has no choice but to move on. Still, the old chambers are still part of them. Just as we are forced to move through life. Our past still stands and affects who we are today.

Nautilus. Ever growing, ever changing. Once it grows a new, larger chamber it cannot go back to the previous ones; they no longer fit. It has no choice but to move on. Still, the old chambers are still part of them. Just as we are forced to move through life. Our past still stands and affects who we are today.

Nautilus shell with counterclockwise and clockwise spiral represents the continuum.  https://www.pinterest.com/LeslieAnneliese/spirals/

Nautilus shell with counterclockwise and clockwise spiral represents the continuum. https://www.pinterest.com/LeslieAnneliese/spirals/

Antique Print, Cephalopods, Pearly Nautilus,1950, beautiful wall art vintage colour illustration ocean sea Australia. $15.50, via Etsy.

Antique Print, Cephalopods, Pearly Nautilus,1950, beautiful wall art vintage colour illustration ocean sea Australia. $15.50, via Etsy.

x-ray of Nautilus shell                                                                                                                                                                                 More

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The Pearly Nautilus. This creature is without a doubt my favorite animal on the planet. Its shell cavities grow in the golden ratio (phi), it moves via water siphon, its eyes are photosensitive but cannot detect detail, and it is a living fossil. These creatures were alive during the periods of the dinosaurs, and some reached diameters of six feet. They are truly astonishing.

The Pearly Nautilus. This creature is without a doubt my favorite animal on the planet. Its shell cavities grow in the golden ratio (phi), it moves via water siphon, its eyes are photosensitive but cannot detect detail, and it is a living fossil. These creatures were alive during the periods of the dinosaurs, and some reached diameters of six feet. They are truly astonishing.

A slice through a Nautilus shell reveals golden spiral construction principle in this beautiful underwater life iridescent curling seashell.

A slice through a Nautilus shell reveals golden spiral construction principle in this beautiful underwater life iridescent curling seashell.

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