Wealth of cephalopod research lost in a 19th century shipwreck

paper nautilus

In the early 1800s, cephalopod researcher Jeanne Villepreux-Power showed that the paper nautilus (Argonauta argo) creates its own shell. Much of Villepreux-Power’s work was lost in a shipwreck.

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