tger greenhaddock: Undersea Creatures

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Undersea Creatures

I saw a stupid thing today. I saw a car reverse around a roundabout because it had over shot it's intended exit....DOH!....that's why they are called roundabouts, because they are circular and you go round them, and after 360 degrees of turn you will be right back where you started. I guess it's all to do with the rich tapestry of life.....or something like that.

Above is a picture of a Cuttlefish (Sepia Officinalis). The Juniorette and I saw a couple of these whilst snorkeling during our recent holiday to Crete. These aliens of the sea are fantastic creatures, they are very intelligent and can change colour rapidly. It is believed that they can communicate with each other using the rapidly changing coloured patterns that they exhibit when in communal groups.

In German the cuttlefish is known as the Sepia, but most people I have spoken to have never heard of or seen a Cuttlefish/Sepia. It is closely related to the Octopus and Squid.

Well at least Mrs. Haddock will now know what we are taking about when the Juniorette and I recount our snorkeling adventures............and there ends the lesson for today.

Only another 6 hours of this night shift do.........zzzzz


Blogger Raggy Rat said...

hi - saw your blog while looking for cuttlefish by the latin name - i have to make one for a sea festival as part of my work :-)
see my blog, and thanks for the pic - it was a good one of head shape :-) cat xxx

July 30, 2007 4:04 PM  

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