Story: Octopus and squid

Preserved paper nautilus (2nd of 2)

Preserved paper nautilus

It is most unusual to find a female octopus inside the paper nautilus shells that wash up on the beach. This preserved animal is on display at the Farewell Spit visitors’ centre.

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, 'Octopus and squid - Octopus in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9267/preserved-paper-nautilus (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, published 12 Jun 2006