Archive for the ‘cuttlefish’ Category

Cuttlefish on the run

May 2, 2017

This simple video shows a pair of cuttlefish expertly match their coloration to the mottled sea floor while they are trying to hide, then change color to that of the deep sea blue as they make their escape.¬† It’s almost like one of them was pretending to be sleeping at first.

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Brief glimpse of active camo on cuttlefish

April 19, 2017

It just takes a minute to see a cuttlefish use active camouflage as it is stalked by a diver. It’s interesting that it keeps its body at a 90 degree angle to the diver, I guess to be ready to bolt.

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Not quite “The Wall”: cuttlefish mating

April 1, 2017

Here’s a short video of cuttlefish approaching for the mating ritual. I’m assuming the aggressor is the male, but that may be an anthromorphistic bias. Interesting how the male changes his color back and forth during the ritual. The Encyclopedia of Life says that the gestation period is 30 to 90 days, and they may have 100 to 1000 offspring.

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Nighttime viewing: cuttlefish stabbing

February 11, 2017

Here’s a playlist of 160 experiments testing a cuttlefish’s ability to spear prey, carried out by the Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole Institute. I don’t even.

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Giant cuttlefish

February 8, 2017

The Giant Australian Cuttlefish needs rocks on which to lay its eggs. The author describes some of the more whimsical aspects of their mating rituals.

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