Flamboyant Cuttlefish Video

Youtube is becoming a gold mine for finding quick video clips of amazing underwater creatures. This footage of the flamboyant cuttlefish at Kapalai shot at night is quite spectacular

Found by Willy at Divester, this video of a flamboyant cuttlefish at Kapalai in Borneo is 17 seconds of bliss. I think I might have seen this exact same flamboyant cuttlefish myself when I dived at Kapalai a couple of years ago – the one I saw was on Kapalai’s house reef (although, having written that, I have no idea as to the life expectancy of one of these gorgeous little creatures).

The flamboyant cuttlefish is pretty small – about the length of a hand – but its intense colours and spearing proboscis make it utterly mesmerising. This vid does a great job of showing off its colours, even more so because it’s shot at night. Peetmeng, who shot the vid, also has some others, including a huge school of jacks surrounding him and his buddy at Sipadan.

I showcased one of Jez Tryner’s awesome photo of the flamboyant cuttlefish in Indonesia a while ago.



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