‘This Could Be The Rarest Animal In The World’

Truly a mystery of the deep, this living fossil hasn’t been seen by scientists in more than three decades. Until now.

Peter Ward, a biologist at the University of Washington, first spotted the Allonautilus scrobiculatus in 1984 alongside his colleague Bruce Saunders. The hairy animal looked fairly similar to the better known Nautilus pompilius, but proved to be an entirely new, and elusive, genus of nautilus. But the creature vanished, and Ward didn’t spot another for more than 30 years.

But earlier this month, Ward ventured to Papua New Guinea to hunt for the cephalopod again. Aside from the creature’s read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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