A deep sea octopus making shapes.
Octopods like this have long, fleshy spikes known as cirri lining their arms. It’s thought they’re used to create a current which draws copepods to the mouth.
There are a whole bunch of deep sea octopods with mantle fins and cirri, all belonging to a suborder called cirrata. Few are as colourful as this one, though!
For the Adora Art Project
The Seattle Aquarium has babby cuttles and eggs!
Also, watchful siblings who aren’t too sure about your camera being in their face.
Sepia Officinalis buddies. Photo by Sarah McAnulty in Roger Hanlon’s lab in 2009
Looks like a vacation selfie
A cuttlefish. Why, yes, it is my favorite animal. How kind of you to ask.