Do you know what this cuttlefish is doing in this short video clip? Please leave a comment and let me know!
Recently I posted this video clip of a cuttlefish on YouTube. I’d shot the video while I was scuba diving in Bali, and before I got to mention it here, Willy found it on YouTube and plugged it on Divester. (Thanks Willy!) Since then it’s been viewed over 400 times – wow!
On the YouTube page, I wrote “Cuttlefish store their eggs in coral, and then stretch their tentacles into the coral to fertilise them. It means they stretch their face to about twice its usual length. Really quite spooky.”
However, as I’m no marine biologist, I’m not sure that I’ve got it right here. If you have any ideas about what the cuttlefish is really doing please let me know. I’ve seen this behaviour a couple of times and it’s the general consensus amongst dive guides that they are looking after their eggs, but I’d love to get confirmation of that.
There are some other excellent cuttlefish videos on YouTube – check out the sidebar on my own page to see a list of other cuttlefish vids.