Rare nautilus sighted for the first time in three decades

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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IsoLab in Nature

[Excerpt from ESS Spring 2015 Edition Newsletter]

Earth and Space Sciences faculty and students had back-to-back papers in the same issue of Nature on April 30th. Both papers were based on data produced under the direction of Roger Buick, Eric Steig and Andrew Schauer in our own IsoLab.

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