A rare find…

WhaleTimes Board Member Tamara Frank, PhD from Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (Dania Beach, Florida) is out to sea and sharing her adventure with us.

A hurricane off the Atlantic coast has created some rough weather, but the science team aboard the NOAA RV Pisces has still had some success. The cruise is the deepwater biodiversity cruise off the Bear Seamount.

Paper nautilus shell brought up from deep

Paper nautilus shell brought up from deep

As they study populations in the deep, one of the trawls brought up a rarely seen paper nautilus with the shell in still intact. Beautiful! Little is known about this delicate cephalopod.

Thanks Tammy for sharing the photos.

more to come…