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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Emerald Dreams

Bathing in the emerald green shallows of Stony Point this sealion, belly full of cuttlefish, is probably the most content creature on earth. To us the Whyalla cuttlefish season is an extraordinary opportunity to swim with, observe, and simply be with one of our most amazing sea critters. To sealions, it’s a gastronomical smorgasbord with […]

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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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