Activity levels of Nautilus in the wild

  title={Activity levels of Nautilus in the wild},
  author={Ronald K. O'Dor and J. Forsythe and Dale Mitchell Webber and Jay Wells and Maxwell J. Wells},
WHILE ammonites and all other ectocochleate cephalopods became extinct, nautiloids survived relatively unchanged from the Ordovician, suggesting that they are unusually well adapted to their niche. Here we obtain high-resolution tracks of Nautilus positions and depths, combined with telemetered jet pressures, which clarify both its lifestyle and economics. Nautilus is more active in nature than in captivity1, but its energy costs are lower than projected2,3. Viewing Nautilus as 'vertic', rather… CONTINUE READING
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