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This blog tells the story of our 22-month sailing journey from Oakland, California, to Bristol, Rhode Island, aboard our beloved Bristol 32 sailboat, Ute. Please feel free to browse through the archives (partway down the sidebar to your left) to see pics and read stories of our adventures in North America and Central America . (Sorry the first 3 months of the trip are missing - they vanished somewhere in an internet cafe in Mexico - but all you're missing is CA, Baja and Western Mex).

If you're trying to track us down now that we're landlubbers, try us at uteatlarge at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

nautiluses rock

so check this out...here's a nautilus...the shell looks like it should be a snail right? but really it's a cephalopod....like squids, octopus, and cuttlefish.

paper nautiluses are extra cool...the scientific name is Argonauta argo...it was once believed that they used their tentacles as a sail.


Rick Carey said...

What kind of calamari can you make from such little tentacles?


Ute said...

probably the endangered kind?
Which i woudl NEVER eat of course...