Cuttlefish are Cool!

These astonishing ocean animals aren’t fish at all. Related to octopus, cuttlefish are chameleons of the deep, able to change the color and pattern of their skin when they hunt, mate and hide.
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18 Amazing Underwater Macro Photos

Seeing red or feeling blue? The cuttlefish turns red/ orange when angry, blue when sad, and white when afraid!

The amazing flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi).

Behind the scenes we’re working with a cool species that might go on exhibit one day. Its called the flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi).

NOVA: Kings of Camouflage

Roger Hanlon of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole introduces us to one of his favorite cephalopods, the cuttlefish. This remarkable creature, a .

Cuttlefish may be cute, but they’re armed to hunt! When a shrimp or fish is in range, the cuttlefish aims—and shoots out tentacles to seize its prey.

Cuttlefish may be cute, but they’re armed to hunt! When a shrimp or fish is in range, the cuttlefish aims—and shoots out tentacles to seize its prey. We’re working with this species, the flamboyant.

Love cuttlefish? We have four juvenile pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) in the Splash Zone! But you’ll need to look carefully for these masters of camouflage. Let us know if you find them when you visit!

New cuttlefish! Four juvenile pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) in the Splash Zone at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

We’re working with this species, the flamboyant #cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi), for possible future exhibit.

Flamboyant cuttlefish, Coral Reefs, Octopus & kin, Metasepia pfefferi at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Our husbandry staff has cultured several generations of pharaoh cuttlefish behind the scenes,

Located at the ocean's edge on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to marine life. Visit sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants.

Pygmy cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis). This species is known to frequent the  waters off Indonesia, the Phillipines and Papua New Guinea. Pygmy  cuttlefish rarely get larger than 2.5 inches

These guys look like they don’t mess around! We have 15 dwarf cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) on exhibit in the Splash Zone. This species is known to frequent the waters off Indonesia, Phillipines and.

Cuttlefish are chameleons of the deep, able to change the color and pattern of their skin when they hunt, mate and hide.

"Tentacles," a new exhibit about octopuses, squids, and cuttlefishes opens on April 2014 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The exhibit will include 12 livi

Flamboyant cuttlefish eggs. Our aquarists are raising this rare and striking new species behind the scenes.

Our aquarists are raising this rare and striking new species behind the scenes.

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