Cuttlefish Fights For Spawning Rights


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Giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama) look so fluid and graceful in the water! But hold your admiration if you are another cuttlefish, because this one is shoving his rivals out of the way so he can make baby cuttlefish. The stakes are high:
The giant cuttlefish is the world's largest cuttlefish species. They gather in large numbers to mate. During that time, large males compete aggressively for females and small males tend to approach potential mates sneakily. They can mate only once in their lives and the females will die not long after laying eggs.

This footage was taken off Whyalla, South Australia, by photographer Howard Hall. Read more at One World One Ocean. Link

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