Cuttlefish: Masters of Disguise

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Cuttlefish are not actually a fish, they are molluscs- invertebrates. These masters of disguise are unique and complex animals that are able to change colour, texture and shape for a variety of purposes. Living in the Mediterranean and North Baltic Seas, they use their abilities to hide from predators, capture prey and communicate with other cuttlefish. Even cuttlefish eggs are coloured with special ink to disguise them so that predators will not identify them as easy targets.  Cuttlefish can also be kept as pets but are hard to care for.  In addition, some cultures actually consider cuttlefish to be a delicacy and harvest them for food.  

In this article, I will explore how cuttlefish harness their abilities to not only survive but to thrive.