The Fascinating and Beautiful, Yet Not So Cute Cuttlefish

A truly bizarre marine creature.

One of the rarest animals in the world spotted after three decade long absence

Peter Ward might be the luckiest biologist ever. In 1984, he and colleague Bruce Saunders were among the first to identify a new nautilus species called Allonautilus scrobiculatus. Since then, the spiral shelled creature was only spotted once then disappeared for nearly three decades. This year, Ward returned to Papua New Guinea to survey nautilus populations and found the rare nautilus species once again!