Rare Footage of Cuttlefish Mating Shows Vicious Fight Between Two Males Over the Female!

Editorial | 5/4/2017 | Staff
kringkring (Posted by) Level 4

Published this week in American Naturalist, is a dramatic encounter which two scientists filmed in 2011 while diving in the Aegean Sea. The scientists, Derya Akkaynak of the University of Haifa and Justine Allen, who was in the doctoral program at the Brown University-Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), were accompanied by Allen's doctoral research advisor, MBL Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon when they filmed the footage.  The encounter and the scientist's analysis of the cuttlefish combat, appears in this week's American Naturalist along with contributions by Alexandra Schnell of University of Caen.  

The viciousness of the fight is quite impressive and has only rarely been seen or photographed.
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