eScience. Nautilus: The Australian living fossil under threat

The work of Professor Peter Ward has been featured in the October 2014 eScience magazine.

In the feature, Peter, a fantastic storyteller, frames a life’s work as a scientist and nature explorer:

“Irony is rare in science, and unknown in nature; it is a purely human concept. Yet there is a sad ironic twist to the likely future fate of the cephalopod nautilus, a shelled mollusc that is the last remnant of an ancestral order stretching back 500 million years, and who’s exquisite, iconic and endlessly copied shape has not changed for more than 115 million years.”

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