an australian giant cuttlefish changes colour and shape [video]

cuttlefish are amazing creatures! here’s some footage of one of the resident australian giant cuttlefish (sepia apama) at bass point, shellharbour. it changes not just colour, but also forms seaweed-like appendages on its back to blend in with its new environment.

these three screengrabs from the video above show how much it changed in less than 30 seconds:

an impressive feat of camouflage, right?

filmed with a gopro hero 5 black and an archon D32VR dive light.

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