Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

The Amazing Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

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When diving in southern Australian waters, there are few creatures more stunningly beautiful AND intelligent than the cephalopods. The entire family has the ability to rapidly change colours to camouflage, court and communicate, and they have the largest brains of any known marine invertebrate group. They exhibit a wide range […]

Scoresby Shepherd & Sprigg Diving Bell SARDI

Scoresby Shepherd ‘Comes up for air’

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Originally published in Southern Fisheries magazine – Spring 2000 Dr Scoresby Shepherd’s fascination with marine life was fired by the exploits of legendary French diver and adventurer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. It was in the 1950s and Scoresby was a young man, working towards a career in law. Between studies, he helped form […]

Alan Paskett - Sepia apama, Black Point, 3-4m June 2014

Sex – Cuttlefish Style

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Whyalla’s self-proclamation as the “Cuttle Capital” of Australia is absolutely true, for three months of the year – winter. From May to August, giant cuttles (Sepia apama) migrate from all over (scientists aren’t sure how far) to gather in False Bay, Whyalla and have a three month long sexfest! I […]