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(ZooBorns)   Ugly-ass baby nautilus born at San Diego's Birch Aquarium. With ugly-ass aquatic pictures   (zooborns.com) divider line 55
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2013-08-22 07:03:10 PM
Cocktail sauce and lemon, STAT
 
2013-08-22 07:04:21 PM
I'd hit it.

/with a crab mallet.
 
2013-08-22 07:05:55 PM
The awwwwww tentacles! THE AWWWWW TENTACLES!
 
2013-08-22 07:08:14 PM
Those are some fascinating animals! And some great photos.

/Cuttlefish still rule, though!
 
2013-08-22 07:10:19 PM
Just for a lark; I looked up nautili. Apparently; they've been around, in one form or another, since the Triassic.

I, for one, welcome or new tiny, tentacled, dinosaur overlord.
 
2013-08-22 07:10:28 PM
www.naturecoast.com
/What a baby Nautilus may look like.
 
2013-08-22 07:14:17 PM
It looks like an ice-cream treat.
 
2013-08-22 07:16:30 PM
Green-blooded hobgoblin.

/I'm a doctor, not a oceanologist
//I think all cephalopods are green-blooded.
 
Biv
2013-08-22 07:16:52 PM
ct.fra.bz
 
2013-08-22 07:17:08 PM
They renamed it, subby. It's just called Files now.

(The best part about Gnome 3 jokes is that nobody gets them, since nobody actually uses Gnome 3.)
 
2013-08-22 07:17:42 PM
Missed it by *that* much. Was at the Birch Aquarium the day before that little appetizer was born.
 
2013-08-22 07:18:21 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Green-blooded hobgoblin.

/I'm a doctor, not a oceanologist
//I think all cephalopods are green-blooded.


Dammit, Jim!
 
2013-08-22 07:19:50 PM
mobilis in mobili
 
2013-08-22 07:20:50 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-22 07:28:18 PM
Cthulu awakens
 
2013-08-22 07:35:11 PM

zerkalo: Cthulu awakens


Ph'nglui mglw'nath Cthulhu R'lyeh wgahnagl fhtagn dawwwwwwww!
 
2013-08-22 07:41:42 PM
I didn't know those things were that cute when young

/bring me the parents, for I just determine if they are tasty!
 
2013-08-22 07:42:05 PM
Baby nautilus???

WTF???

Still cute.
 
Esn
2013-08-22 07:42:20 PM
Thanks subby. I love nautili. It's the first time I've seen photos of a young one.
 
2013-08-22 07:44:46 PM
I prefer free weights
 
2013-08-22 07:46:18 PM
Congrats to them. Several years ago I read a book written about what an ordeal it was to set up the first successful nautilus tank.
 
2013-08-22 07:49:06 PM
While looking at the photo montage I was thinking: "I'm a nautilus. Suck my tentacle. I'm a nautilus!"
They should make a little sweater or wetsuit for it... adorbs.
 
2013-08-22 07:49:39 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: [www.naturecoast.com image 700x337]
/What a baby Nautilus may look like.


get out of my head.


/and off my lawn
 
2013-08-22 07:50:18 PM
That was a lot cuter than I had expected
 
2013-08-22 07:52:36 PM
They are one of the few creatures with pinholes instead of refracting lenses.
 
2013-08-22 07:55:53 PM
That it?!?

That's the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, sails the unshadowed main?

I just thought it would be bigger, is all...
 
2013-08-22 08:03:39 PM
You would think they would be more hearty and wouldn't need all that special care, considering they have been around for 500 million years.
 
2013-08-22 08:05:18 PM

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x559]


s10.postimg.org

Googly eyes make anything funny.
 
2013-08-22 08:07:01 PM
Another Nautilus birth photo:

b-29s-over-korea.com
 
2013-08-22 08:11:46 PM
Esn, don't think there's ever been a foto of a nautilus hatchling before, according to article.
Strange, but actually summat cute.  Ugly-ass is just standard Fark term for anything Quite Young.
 
2013-08-22 08:14:01 PM

BadReligion: considering they have been around for 500 million years


something of which you may not be aware, is that the planet has changed somewhat since they first came on the scene.  That environment in which they are best suited to exist - the one in which they evolved - no longer exists.  It isn't even really characterized well enough to make an attempt to recreate on a small scale.  So...yeah.  They've had a long run, it'll be over soon.
 
2013-08-22 08:21:47 PM
I wish they would have given us some hard data in TFA.  How big is it?
 
2013-08-22 08:29:39 PM

IamAwake: BadReligion: considering they have been around for 500 million years

something of which you may not be aware, is that the planet has changed somewhat since they first came on the scene.  That environment in which they are best suited to exist - the one in which they evolved - no longer exists.  It isn't even really characterized well enough to make an attempt to recreate on a small scale.  So...yeah.  They've had a long run, it'll be over soon.



Yes, it has changed very profoundly, and yet they still exist. That leads me to believe they should be very hearty creatures, to have existed throughout so many various types of climates and conditions.
 
2013-08-22 08:36:26 PM

FrancoFile: I wish they would have given us some hard data in TFA.  How big is it?


i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-22 08:41:35 PM
I'm very glad I saw this! Thanks subby, I love Nautiluses too. As someone already said, it is very cute. Quite fascinating.
 
2013-08-22 08:55:24 PM
MrEricSir: (The best part about Gnome 3 jokes is that nobody gets them, since nobody actually uses Gnome 3.)

10.04 until it explodes

// still haven't found a variant that I want to switch to.

www.zooborns.com

www.ubuntuka.com
 
2013-08-22 08:56:37 PM
Aquatic = Fresh water
Marine = Salt water

Nautilus is a salt water critter. Just sayin'

/geek
 
2013-08-22 09:00:46 PM

Macular Degenerate: Aquatic = Fresh water
Marine = Salt water

Nautilus is a salt water critter. Just sayin'

/geek


/jcarsonON/"I did NOT know that."
 
2013-08-22 09:15:00 PM
I didn't realize Nautilus were born; I thought they were assembled.

www.homegymreview.net

Is this a baby Nautilus?

hotdeals01.ezdaili.com
 
2013-08-22 09:42:39 PM
Hey guys, where are all the pics of the naughty lass that people are talking about?
 
2013-08-22 09:56:27 PM
Macular Degenerate: Nautilus is a salt water critter. Just sayin'

Says nothing about the salt content.

adjective
1. of, in, or pertaining to water.
2. living or growing in water: aquatic plant life.
3. taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports.

// dictionary nerd :P
 
2013-08-22 10:22:22 PM

HailRobonia: Hey guys, where are all the pics of the naughty lass that people are talking about?


Check ur email.  We sent moobs.
 
2013-08-22 10:33:28 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-22 10:51:54 PM
They start out pretty shy.  It's only later that they're able to be coaxed out of their shell.
 
2013-08-22 10:55:31 PM
According to sources, the baby nautilus was almost immediately groped by Mayor Bob Filner.
 
2013-08-22 11:01:39 PM

lordargent: Macular Degenerate: Nautilus is a salt water critter. Just sayin'

Says nothing about the salt content.

adjective
1. of, in, or pertaining to water.
2. living or growing in water: aquatic plant life.
3. taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports.

// dictionary nerd :P


In the sciences, particularly biology and environmental science  "aquatic" generally refers to fresh water. Marine is exclusively salt water. Nuanced, but still.

/hence, the geek slashie
 
2013-08-22 11:07:39 PM

SubBass49: According to sources, the baby nautilus was almost immediately groped by Mayor Bob Filner.

Zing! nice one
 
2013-08-22 11:16:48 PM
i.imgur.com

What's ganking on in this thread?
 
2013-08-22 11:18:22 PM
Macular Degenerate: In the sciences, particularly biology and environmental science "aquatic" generally refers to fresh water. Marine is exclusively salt water. Nuanced, but still.

Just busting balls

// chemistry is/was my zone (though I'm more on the IT side now).

// "organic" means three different things when you're talking to a chemist vs a biologist vs a hippie
 
2013-08-22 11:41:55 PM

Macular Degenerate: In the sciences, particularly biology and environmental science "aquatic" generally refers to fresh water. Marine is exclusively salt water. Nuanced, but still.


Linguistically this involves meaning implicature.
"aquatic" is unmarked and refers just to water
"marine" is a marked version that refers to salt water

In a context where there is enough knowledge to (or one should) distinguish fresh from salt, "aquatic" implies fresh because if it was salt water then "marine" would have been used.

As a more complicated example, dolphins are aquatic animals meaning just that they live in water, either salt or fresh. But of course dolphins live in water so if you hear the phrase "aquatic dolphin" the reason for the modifier is not to distinguish "water dolphins" from "land dolphins" but instead from "marine dolphins". "dolphin" in the right contexts implies "marine dolphin" the unmarked case.
 
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