Welcome to Blue Nautilus!

I am your host, Елизавета Цитрин (Elizabetha Tsitrin, or Liza for short) – marine biologist, artist and photographer with a passion for adventure and conservation. My art is inspired by my studies of the natural sciences, history, elements in nature, and traditional craft methods. Through art, I strives to show how we are all connected to the world around us.


Blue Nautilus is dedicated to nature stewardship through promotion of research, education, and raising awareness for threatened species and environments. My pieces are meant to spark appreciation and respect for the biosphere, while my research addresses ecological problems and the solutions that can help mitigate them. I firmly believe that conservation starts with passion and education, which in turn inspire action!


There is a wealth of fascinating stories in science, but as is common in the academic world, most of the information is only available in formalized publications, and thus rarely accessible or made engaging to non-scientists. Yet ecological research is wonderfully entertaining, whilst also contributing to the understanding of our planet, and our connection to it. In my blog you will find personal stories, as well as some interesting tidbits about oceans and research as a whole. Some of these stories are shrouded in mystery, some stranger than fiction, and some have surprising connections to our everyday lives. With my art, I want to offer a brief and entertaining look at some of the fascinating creatures found throughout the world oceans, show why they are at risk, and why we should all care. 

Thank you for joining me on this journey!

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