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Chambered Nautilus Polished

Chambered Nautilus Polished

Regular price $33.60 USD
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Nautilus are most closely related to squid and octopus. The shells have a series of chambers connected by a tube. When it is born a Nautilus will have just 4 chambers but it will add more as it grows, as many as 30 chambers on average. The chambers contain a mixture of gas and seawater which amounts are adjusted to allow it to raise or sink in the water like a submarine.

The Nautilus itself have up to 90 arms they it uses to catch fish and crabs to feed on. The arms have tiny hairs that are coated with a sticky substance to help them catch and hold on to their prey.

Care Instructions

Clean shells with mild soap and use baby oil or mineral oil to give them a shiny coat and help them last longer.



10 oz


Sea Shell

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
james a corscaden

This is an absolutely stunning Nautilus!

Sunny in Tucson
Beautiful Shell

The shell arrived, carefully packed, and just as described. The photo was accurate and the shell is beautiful - subtle gleaming pastel rainbow.


The nautilus was in perfect condition!

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