Maine Boys Fight to Save Nautilus Mollusk

Nautilus Shells/Wikipedia

Portland Press Herald: The chambered nautilus, a prehistoric mollusk whose shell is a nearly perfect spiral, is being hunted to extinction because of its beauty.

While the world has yet to pay much attention to the issue, 2 boys in Maine have emerged among the loudest voices urging protection for the species.

Josiah Utsch, 12, of Cape Elizabeth and Ridgely Kelly, 11, of Bremen have raised nearly $10,000 to buy underwater equipment for scientists studying the creatures. Most of the money has come from other children.

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