CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

Postby Drip » Sat May 22, 2010 11:13 am

Hi Kiwilanders,
If anyone was wishing to see multitudes of CuttleFish breeding in mass numbers then now is the time to book a flight 'bound for South Australia' and onto the city/town of Whyalla just north/west of Adelaide city.
This is the time of the year that they mate and in much less aggressive ways towards divers as other places experience. I have the Gravel Loader at Bass Point for a small number of CuttleFish to hang out - but I won't be getting too close for photographs, especially with the metre-long males.

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Here's a CuttleFish from the Gravel Loader. Not a 'colourful' photo, but it also shows how you can easily be fooled that the floating mass of kelp right next to you ...
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Re: CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

Postby nickd » Mon May 24, 2010 3:17 pm

Cuttlefish are cool!

Have a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGMT99i00M4

Apart from the giveaway in the video title, the cuttlefish is not easy to identify immediately.
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Re: CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

Postby somethin fishy » Mon May 24, 2010 3:32 pm

wow, thats cool.. Boy that person was excited!
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Re: CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

Postby Cameron_R » Mon May 24, 2010 4:07 pm

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Re: CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

Postby nickd » Mon May 24, 2010 4:43 pm

Cameron_R wrote::D

"Crazy for Cuttlefish"
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Awesome - thanks Cameron!
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Re: CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

Postby Drip » Tue May 25, 2010 4:13 am

...I think also, that the CuttleFish have the best eyesight in the Animal Kingdom (or at least one of the best).
Gliding past a ledge, feeling as if being watched - sure enough, in the shadows, floats a large metre-long CuttleFish ...watching. :shock:
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Re: CuttleFish of Whyalla are in season!

Postby Drip » Tue May 25, 2010 1:59 pm

Here's a little something from Jason Farlow (SPAC) from my local Bass Point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo53ErZgkRw&feature=related
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