chambered nautilus

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Synonyms for chambered nautilus

cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions

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The Chambered Nautilus, his most frequently anthologized poem, appeared there.
Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today said the United States will support increased protections for pangolins, African grey parrots and chambered nautilus, among other species, at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
I have included in my last Christmas gift to Magsanoc-a nautilus shell-this poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes titled The Chambered Nautilus, the last stanza of which embodies all of my sentiments and aspirations for this great lady, whom I consider to be my mentor and my guiding light, then and now:
Scallop shells and pearl turbos predominate, with a large chambered nautilus as the focal point.
Relatives of the chambered nautilus, ammonites filled the seas during the Mesozoic era, the age of the dinosaurs.
Smaller tanks single out a moray eel, a chambered nautilus, and other reef dwellers; in all, some 100 species are represented by nearly 400 individual specimens.
One such evolutionary success story is that of the chambered nautilus, a virtual missing link between the large family of shelled mollusks called gastropods and the equally big, wide-spreading family of cephalopods to which squids and octopi belong.
To their surprise, the researchers also found this brick-and-mortar arrangement in the free-swimming chambered nautilus and in pearl oyster shells, even though these mollusks shape the material quite differently.
Few organisms have been as well known to the layman but as poorly known to science as the chambered nautilus," said paleontologist W.