This photo of a nautilus shows the tube thru which siphuncle (body) connects to the inner part of shell, allowing the animal to change the gas in the inside chambers, moving up and down in the water column.

Photo by Rick Wicker.

Paula E. Cushing, PhD

Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology

Jeffrey T. Stephenson

Zoology Collections Manager

Andrew Doll, MS

Zoology Assistant Collections Manager

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