Metasepia pfefferi

Flamboyant Cuttlefish ready to hatch Ned DeLoach Blennywatcher.com

Photo Friday: Alive

March 19, 2014

Our submission for this week’s Photo Friday topic: Alive is tiny a Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi), about to hatch. We’ve shot this several times over the years; the first time was in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia in 2006. At the time, we had no idea how to tell when the cuttlefish would hatch, so we spent hours and hours over many days, watching them. We finally learned that when they are ready, the developed cuttlefish would turn these dark red, purple … Read more Photo Friday: Alive