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Oldest Living Chambered Nautilus In Captivity

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The Toba Aquarium, located in Toba, Mie, Japan, holds the worlds longest living Chambered Nautilus in captivity.chambered naut Known as ‘Living Fossils’, the Chambered Nautilus dates back over 500 million years. These amazing animals are spectacular to look at, and although they can live very long lives in the wild, are often difficult to maintain in captivity.welcome-to-toba-aquarium As of February 27, 2014, the Toba Aquarium held the longest living Chambered Nautilus, at 1691 days old. This female Chambered Nautilus was hatched in July of 2009. Of the 220 animals that were hatched at the Aquarium, less than 11 made it to live over 1000 days. Source: The Asahi Shimbun by NAONORI NAKAMURA  

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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