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Mourning Cuttlefish


Posted by ChrisRoss on Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:58 am

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Mourning Cuttlefish  Sepia plangon

Diving at Shiprock Aquatic Reserve in Port Hacking south of Sydney on the weekend, came across these mourning cuttlefish, there were 2 pairs initially, in this shot the male in the middle is defending the female from the advances of the other male at top.  These small cuttlefish are common in estuaries around Sydney.

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:14 am
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When I saw your title, I thought they were 'mourning' the death of the third one! Fascinating behaviour capture showing this competition for the female, Chris. Excellent image!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:35 pm
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Amazing photo- like Carol, I thought I was going to see some sad cuttlefish! Very interesting and informative photo- well seen!
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by ChrisRoss on Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:24 pm
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It's a bit of an unfortunate name really - but that is what they are known by.
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by Tom Whelan on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:33 pm
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A neat grouping of the creatures - fine image.
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by clement on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:49 pm
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Love everything about this picture.. brilliant
 

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