Nautilus Shell – Natural 11cms

£29.00

The Nautilus Shell is a smooth perfectly proportioned shell which has fascinated scientists for centuries and is found living in colonies in Indo-Pacific waters.

We occasionally have larger sizes available – please email.

 

The Nautilus shell is from the Nautilidae family and a distant relative of the Octopus, you’re looking at one of the Ocean’s most fascinating shells which hasn’t changed very much in 450 million years. The Nautilus Shell is a smooth prefectly proportioned shell which has fascinated scientists for centuries and is found living in colonies in Indo-Pacific waters. You’re unlikely to ever witness one on a “swim through” as they inhabit depths of between 100 and 300 metres, usually feeding off shrimp and small fish on the deep slopes of coral reefs. The nautilus shell is a symbol of beauty and certainly the most majestic of shells which are considered “living fossils”. A nautilus can live up to 20 years. A large shell you will keep forever and these nautilus shells make perfect shell gifts. We hold several of these in stock at any one time and will always hand pick the best from our collection. If you require prior images or larger Nautilus Natural shells please email us at info@dorsetgifts.com