Nautili snapped in French marina

spartacus

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I kid you not, the photographic proof is here for your scrutiny of 2 nauts in La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast



Aquarium entry 12 Euros adults oncessions for kids & grunters forgotten - sorry
 

Jean

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wow, great shot :notworth: I'm in awe! Wish I could see some of those (given that I live just marginally north of Antarctica......that's not very likely!!!)


J
 

marinebio_guy

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Where did you take the picture, It is odd how the newer shell is slightly disformed like when you keep them in captivity, but no one knows why it happens. Also by the looks of the photo they are really close to the surface.
 

Phil

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Is it my imagination or are those shells somewhat damaged and discoloured? Most pictures of Nautilus shells I've seen look smoother, these look scratched and flaky.
 

cthulhu77

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"Water chemistry? Stress? Both?"
You aren't making fun of the french water, now, are you???
Out of curiosity, are there many wrecks to dive on there? I have heard a lot of that port, and would love to see some above water pics too...hint..
greg
 

spartacus

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I feel sooooooooo guilty if you didn't read my small print ! not :twisted:
La Rochelle aquarium had 4 in a large tank with 1/2 doz. horsheshoe crabs (another personal fave). The nauts were hanging about on the surface looking really bored but they were stunning none the less & they had me rooted to the spot :bugout:

Greg, my water is clear & i've no stress but thanks for your concern.

I think it was young Colin who 1st told of the shell discolouration in captivity & all 4 had it but they were still cephtastic ! :notworth:

Keef
 

cthulhu77

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Wrong person on the water clarity comments (that was marine bio and Um)...I thought you had seen them at the port...what small type?????? Am I blind? (if you prick us, do we not bleed?) :lol:
I couldn't figure out how you got so bloody close to some, and where the flash mark came from...thanks for making it clear to us simple folks here in the states... :D
 

marinebio_guy

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I didn't say water quality. I said no one knows why. Most people think it could be the lack of pressure, or some trace element that is lacking in the water or diet.
 

cthulhu77

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Ah, now everyone goes diving into a hole!!! :D
Seriously, I did think they were open water shots, but couldn't believe the quality! I thought to myself: "perhaps, now, with the unbelievable lightning speed of the connection, Spartacus has managed to upload photos of superior magnificence and grade."
Really.
Just couldn't figure out the flash mark...my bad, I suppose...duh. :oops:
 

Jean

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cthulhu77 said:
Just couldn't figure out the flash mark...my bad, I suppose...duh. :oops:
Didn't even see it :oops: and I'm supposed to be an observant scientist :oops: :oops:

Oh well.................. of for a large very strong :coffee:

J
 

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