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Nautilus feeding

OB

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Hi all, I'm not sure whether pics like these had been posted before, but I collected this specimen during a web bottom trawl in Poland. It was a first for me, anyway, so I thought I'd share.
 

Nancy

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This is quite a photo! - I didn't realize a nautilus would eat a crab like this.
Do you know what species the nautilus is?

Nancy
 

gjbarord

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Dr. Bruce Carlson reported that captive nautilus ate very large deep sea crabs and remained negatively buoyant for hours after.

I have fed out crabs that large to nautilus before, and they readily accept and eat them.

Very cool photo!!! Did you pull the crab up with the nautilus??

Greg
 

OB

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Just to clear matters up here, a web trawl is not actual fishing, Greg :wink: What I wished to express in ever so many bad puns, was that I found this pic on a Polish site, but need to work on my English humour somewhat more...
 

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ob;102672 said:
You're on! Komt een man bij de dokter...

does that mean "My hovercraft is full of eels"?
 
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Ok, Ob, what in the world does a man coming to, or by, or at (whichever fits) the doctor have to do with the nautilus eating the crab? Personally, I like Monty's hovercraft full of eels picture. :confused:
 

monty

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sorseress;102708 said:
Ok, Ob, what in the world does a man coming to, or by, or at (whichever fits) the doctor have to do with the nautilus eating the crab? Personally, I like Monty's hovercraft full of eels picture. :confused:

Sadly, I can't take credit for that image, although you've inadvertently credited it correctly, since it's from a Monty Python skit about someone selling a "wrong" phrasebook to a foreign tourist...
 

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