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30 Davies Road West,
Sandy Point, Vic 3959
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What is in a name? Why the logo

Our logo represents the paper nautilus. Not a true shell, it is actually the paper-thin calcite egg case of an octopus.

Infrequently involved in mass strandings along the southern Australian and African coastlines, the gently shelving sea bed and calm waters of Waratah Bay is one place where the paper nautilus can survive being washed ashore. In June 2010 I was lucky enough to find a dozen perfect specimens, now gracing the bathroom at Sanctuary@Waratah. Her home, egg case and a very nifty flotation device, these rare and fragile objects of great beauty are indeed a sanctuary for the female Argonauta nodosa as she floats out in the open ocean.