Breaking news from the Department of Awesome Cuteness: The Birch Aquarium at Scripps in San Diego, CA has just witnessed the hatching of a baby Nautilus. Holy cats, that is one powerfully cute cephalopod. Welcome to the world, little one!
"This little guy or gal was a long time in the making. The egg was laid in early November of 2012 and the hatching process has taken weeks… all leading up to last Wednesday, when it finally emerged! So far, the hatchling appears to be doing well. However, raising a baby Nautilus is both an honor and challenge because only a handful of aquariums have had the opportunity."
Visit ZooBorns to read more about this tentacular development and check out photos of the hatching process.