Friday Cephalopod: Trust me, you don’t want to watch a cuttlefish eating dinner


The video spares you the worst of it: they also insist on beginning every meal with a round of poetry.

Comments

  1. tbp1 says

    Nature is endless fascinating and often beautiful, but crikey it’s cruel. This is one of the things that led me away from religion. Why would an omnipotent, omniscient creator make so much pain and suffering such a large part of most creatures’ lives, when he could easily have set it up differently? Every day millions, maybe billions, of creatures are eaten alive by other creatures. Throw in ichneumon wasps, loa loa worms, ebola…and I honestly don’t see why everyone doesn’t realize such a creator would necessarily be, you know, evil.

  2. kevinalexander says

    Now I get why they’re called cuddlefish. They see fish and they cuddle them.

  3. marcoli says

    Mesmerizing. Even without the cuttlefish psychodelic color waves. I wonder if their expanding funnel of webbed arms creates a vacuum to help draw in their prey.