Tiny reef cuttlefish employs superb camouflage

Date April 2, 2010

Divers at Pulau Hantu encountered several reef cuttlefish last Sunday – from large rugby ball-sized reef monsters, to pinkie nail-sized critters like the one above, which were almost invisible. The large ones appear much more confident on the reef, keeping still when approached, seemingly unfazed by us curious divers. The smaller ones on the other hand put on all sorts of interesting displays in what may be an attempt to confuse or frighten us away. They only end up fascinating us further.

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