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Subcategory:Marine Life
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Keywords:broadclub, cephalopod, cuttlefish
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Sparkly Broadclub Cuttlefish - Eye See You!

Sparkly Broadclub Cuttlefish - Eye See You!

Broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)

Date taken: December 30, 2016 at 4:38pm
Dive site: Hairball 1, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Here, I'm focusing on the eye of a broadclub cuttlefish. I've got quite a few of these (shots of their eyes). As one of the largest cuttlefish (up to 10kg!) and also one of the more common, they're not as quick to shy away from a diver. A few encounters with them have allowed me to just hang out and watch them lay eyes (well, stash eggs deep in staghorn coral structures) or just hover as if there's no current. I've been mesmerized more than once by this ability to just act as if there's no current at all (as I've struggled to stay even somewhat close).

My iNaturalist observation:

For more info:
* Wikipedia: the broadclub cuttlefish