Nautilus: Beautiful Survivor – 500 million years of evolutionary history by Wolfgang Grulke

The Chambered Nautilus is one of the oldest living things on our planet. Since the dawn of civilisation its form has inspired artists, designers and architects. Nautilus has survived whatever the world has thrown at it for more than 500 million years, persisting even as dinosaurs and many other life forms vanished. Now, however, some believe it could become extinct within a generation. This talk celebrates the long history of Nautilus, its role in human culture and the realities of its life today. This talk will take place in the Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall and is FREE to the public; however a donation of £3 encouraged to cover costs.
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