Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A to Z Cephalopods: C for Cuttlefish


© 2013 Sylvia Liu


Cuttlefish facts:

  • Being highly sought after delicious morsels, cuttlefish are masters of camouflage, despite the fact that they are color blind
  • Cuttlefish ink was the original sepia ink used by artists
  • Cuttlefish are very intelligent - they learn and have a frustration response
  • Their blood is greenish-blue because they use a copper-containing protein heocyanin, to carry oxygen, instead of the red iron-containing protein hemoglobin



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2 comments:

  1. Cuttlefish sound like Vulcans with their blue-green blood! ;) Awesome cuttlefish kite. I think you should make real ones and sell them.

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  2. The bottom picture could be the cover of the scbwi bulletin! Don't they always have some kind of kite in the cover? Looks great!

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