Allonautilus scrobiculatus off the coast of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea. Peter Ward
Allonautilus scrobiculatus. Photo Credit: Peter Ward

UW professor Peter Ward recently returned from Papua New Guinea with footage of a rare species of nautilus, the first sighting in three decades. Dr. Ward, who holds appointments in the Department of Biology and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, was more than happy to share photos of this scarce species, which is part of a lineage of “living fossils.”

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