Cuttle’s Last Stand

Impressive as his pose may be there is not much fight or life left in this big male cuttlefish. Countless fights have fought for the reward of an intimate encounter. He’s still in one piece so there is a very good chance his progeny and genetic line will live on. That’s all that matters in […]

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Poser

He’s on the hunt for a breeding mate. Iridescent waves of chromatophore colour ripple from head to tail. Tenticles outstretch ready to caress or to fight. He’s beautiful and he knows it and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants, … except perhaps the hundreds of other males around him with the same […]

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Cuttlefish Eye View

At first I thought two males were simply facing off but on closer inspection the plot thickened. First I noticed a diminutive female beneath one male, now thinking he defended his claim. Then I realised a second female lay protected beneath the second male. So it was clear now that both males had their prize […]

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Whyalla Cuttles

Last weekend we made a trip to Whyalla on South Australia’s Spencer Gulf to frolic in the wintry ocean with our Giant Cuttlefish for their seasonal breeding congregation. This year I was delighted with the numbers, as hundred and hundreds of mating crazed cuttlefish could be found along the shallow coastline west from Port Lowley. […]

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Sepia Apama

Far up into South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, in the rocky shallows of Stony Point near Whyalla, is a very special place where once a year, in the depths of winter, our Giant Cuttlefish congregate to mate and renew. The ongoing struggle between fishers demanding their right to catch and the divers, the snorkellers and environmentalists, […]

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