CORAL Featured Video: Nautilus Check in Palau

02 Oct, 2015

Dr. Bruce Carlson

Dr. Bruce Carlson

Dr. Bruce Carlson, well known to marine aquarists as the former director of the Waikiki Aquarium and chief science officer at the Georgia Aquarium, recently released a thought-provoking video showing a nautilus survey trip to Palau.

With his partner, aquarist Marj Awai, they set out to see what has happened at a Nautilus beluaensis hot spot site in Palau over the past 30 years.

The results have surprised some, and the appearance of an aggressive surprise guest at the research site has led to a conservation suggestion from Bruce to dive operators who happen to catch nautiluses.

Bruce has “retired” with Marj to Ewa Beach, Hawaii. He is a member of the CORAL Magazine Board of Advisors.

Further Reading
The Palau Nautilus (endemic species)
The Nautilus Files (Blogtalk Radio)

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Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC is the publisher of award-winning magazines and books in the fields of aquarium keeping, aquatics, and marine science. It is the English-language publisher of CORAL Magazine and is based in Shelburne, Vermont, USA.


  1. October 02, 2015

    This was totally fascinating!

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